Set of 2 napkins red kalam

Set of 2 napkins red kalam

€15.00
SS20KANAPHIB
  • 2 Napkins - 43x43cm
    To match with our table mats !
    We can’t wait to have lunch or diner ;-)

    These patterns are "kalam Kari", a term which denotes both a style and a very ancient printing technique of applying colors using hand-carved wooden blocks - formerly styluses. There are as many blocks as there are colors. These colors are all natural dyes, made from fermented natural pigments like seeds, pomegranate… Applied with the blocks – which work like stamps – these colors will be revealed like magic when the fabric is washed in the river water. Then the fabric dries in the sun.

    Depending on the quality of the water - which should be "neither too sweet nor too low" as they say - the intensity of the sun, the season - monsoon or not - the pattern will be different. It is a know-how that is passed on from generation to generation. Today it is Nanni who orchestrates the workshop, Nanni who dropped his computer engineering studies to take over from his father a few years ago. Nanni who fights for this know-how to remain intact and continue.

  • 100% Cotton
  • 30°C machine wash
  • All our products are made using Indian handprinting, handweaving and handcraft techniques.
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