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MOSAIC ROSE

Add a handmade touch to your kitchen with an organic cotton hand block printed kitchen towel. Dyed using water based inks and azo-free dyes, these highly absorbent and washable kitchen towels are a great way to reduce the use of disposable paper products. Packaged in sets with a belly band and a hanger, they make an excellent choice for party favors and as host & hostess gifts.

 

  • 100% organic cotton
  • Motifs stamped by hand
  • Water based inks
  • Features a loop for hanging
  • Machine washable

 

A Fair Trade product. Hand-made by artisans in India.




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 251-106-KT MOSAIC ROSE 26"x 19" Add

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How It's Made

Artisans apply block print patterns to ‘kora’ - unbleached natural 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 extending 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, he or she cleans the block and must often wait for the cloth to dry before continuing. Then, they first apply outline colors and shapes and then use blocks, designed to precisely fill in parts of the pattern. The artisan group we work with in North West India, employs marginalized women and men, whose communities were displaced in the late eighties, losing their homes and farming lands in the process. Besides their homes, artisans lost access to wood, water and other natural resources available to them. The artisan group offers a sustainable source of fair income.

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