Indigo Linen Table Runner

Contemporary Handmade
India
Sale $80
ESTIMATED SHIP DATE: 8/17
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Dimensions: 16" W x108" H

Your indigo table linen was created in traditional craft techniques, with 1/4" fringe. 100% Linen fabric.

*Please note that as a unique, handmade item, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Your indigo table linen was created in traditional craft techniques and should be handled with care to help ensure its preservation.

Do not scrub or use bleach.

For napkins, hand wash or machine wash on gentle cycle in cold water using mild detergent. Tumble dry low. Warm iron on reverse if needed.

For placemats and runner, hand wash in cold water using mild detergent or dry clean. Do not tumble dry. Warm iron on reverse if needed.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day. Allow 2-7 business days for delivery for standard shipping. Expedited shipping options are available at checkout.

Provenance

The cultivation and extraction of natural indigo has been rooted in India for over 4,000 years. The technique of extracting indigo blue, historically considered the rarest and most regal color, was a closely guarded family secret, passed down from generation to generation. Through a careful process, indigo can produce a vast palette of blue hues, from the palest sky to the deepest midnight. Dye vats alone take a full week to prepare and require daily stirring. The un-dyed cloth is pinched, sewn, and tied according to precise patterns. Once dye is applied to the material, the ties are removed, revealing patterns of lines, shells, dots, or tracery. Our artisans in western India continue the ancient tradition of indigo dyeing by hand.

Provenance