Organic Cotton Rectangle Tablecloth - Kalamkari Indigo Palm


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The term Kalamkari is derived from "kalam" pen, and "kari" work. The original kalamkaris had fine black lines drawn with a stylus. Gradually the process evolved from using a pen to printing with hand-carved wooden blocks. Today’s kalamkaris feature the same beautiful aesthetic and motifs made with natural dyes on light backgrounds.

Part of the beauty of kalamkari cloth lies in the fact that each block is placed by the artisan’s hand - what is left behind is an imprint of personality and character. Slight variations are to be celebrated.

Fibre: 100% Organic Cotton

Process: Block printed by hand with natural dyes by master craftspeople in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Size: approx. 60" x 90"

Care Instructions: Your textile can be gently machine or hand washed with cool water. To protect the natural dyes you must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Wash with similar colours. Immediately hang to dry in the shade or tumble dry on medium heat. 

Recommended detergents: Ecos, Eucalan, Tru Earth or a mild liquid detergent no higher than pH 7

- Tru Earth must dissolve completely in water before adding garments to wash

Note: Colours may appear differently depending on monitors and lighting.

Meet the artisans.