Fabric: 100 Count Handspun Handwoven Muslin Cotton
Size: 21 x 21 inch (53 cm)
Colors: Black and White
Care: Green dry cleaning recommended. Separate hand-wash in cold water and mild detergents. Please do not wring. Some color may wash off in first few washes. Avoid frequent washing, reverse dry in shade and iron on reverse is recommended to preserve the beauty of this fabric.
Disclaimer: Characteristic imperfections associated with handweaving and hand block printing maybe noticed. This is not a flaw but indicative of handmade process. Despite every effort to showcase each product’s color and design, please note that actual colors may vary due to different device settings and other factors.
Made By: 100 count muslin cotton is handwoven by Chandan Guin from rural West Bengal who runs a small home based handweaving business. Handblock printed by Arif Mohmd. Khatri family, using natural dyes. He is a sixth generation bagh hand block printer. Hand-crocheted cotton flowers are made by artisans of Himalayan Blooms, a Kumaon based NGO that works with women artisans of remote himalayan region in up-skilling and entrepreneurial training.
Bagh Print: Bagh Print is a unique traditional Indian printing originating in village Bagh, Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The river Baghini which runs through the village provides the much needed water which is the foundation of this craft. It is believed that the copper and lime rich water brings out the rich colors of natural pigments and also helps with color fastness. The process is characterized by naturally sourced pigments and dyes. Bagh printed textiles are super soft and it is believed that beating and washing in the river water and use of natural pigments makes them so.The most common colors are red and black over a white background. To make the dyes, pigments like ferrous sulfate and alum are boiled in water and mixed with tamarind seed powder to make a paste which acts as black and red dyes respectively.