Kora Cotton Napkins 18"X18"
These hand block-printed napkins add a simple classic style to every meal. Highly absorbent and washable, these napkins are a great way to reduce the use of disposable paper products. Suitable for everyday use and for special occasions, these napkins make a great holiday and host(ess) gift too!
• 100% unbleached kora cotton
• Set of four
• Contemporary designs (motifs) are hand-stamped on the fabric using wooden blocks and low impact dyes
• Machine washable - cold, delicate cycle
Artisans apply block print patterns to unbleached natural kora cotton fabric. To start printing, an artisan evenly applies dye to a hand-carved wooden block. The fabric is then hand-stamped, firmly and steadily starting from the outer border and winding inward. This is a deceptively simple art-each piece features dozens-if not hundreds-of careful impressions. Once the artisan has finished printing with a specific color and block, the artisan cleans the block and often must wait for the cloth to dry before continuing. The artisan group we work with in Rajasthan employs marginalized women and men whose communities were displaced in the late eighties, losing access to the land they called home. Besides their homes, artisans lost access to wood, water, and farming lands. The artisan group offers a sustainable source of fair income.