Set of 3 Rice Print Napkins in Black dice
Set of 3 Rice Print Napkins in Block printed fabric from India - Wood blocks in Sheesham wood are hand carved by artisans. Each color is printed with a different block to complete the motif being printed. A high degree is required for both the placement of block na d application of pressure. Altogether there can be as many as 16 blocks to create a 5 color design. A set of blocks can be used to print on average 1500 - 2000 yards of fabric after which some have to be replaced.
The colors used for printing are derived from non toxic chemical, mineral and vegetable dyes. Chemicals dyes have replaced vegetable pigments to withstand present day washing and color-fast requirements and to allow for a wider range of colors. A block printed cloth reflects the touch of a human hand, the sensibility and skill of the craftsman, making every piece unqiue.
Material: 100% cotton
Size: 20" x 20"*Our commitment to the principals of Fair Trade create avenues of employment for economically disadvantaged artisans. With your help we will continue to provide an alternative source of income to these indigenous women.
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