This is a beautiful textile runner that is hand-dyed in natural and warm hues. Using traditional techniques, this rug is hand-woven in a muted rainbow chindi (recycled cotton rags) and block-printed, also by hand, to create a subtle, pale pattern on just the one side. Its charm lies within the quirky imperfection of the individual artisan’s skill. A slightly skew print here, a tuft of cotton there. The amount of hard work and experience that goes into making this rug is highly evident. This textile manufacturer employs four hundred people of which over half are cottage workers. All employees receive ES insurance and are entitled to free family medical treatment, a retirement scheme and if necessary, interest free loans. The company also works with several international and well-known charities, including Oxfam, helping people in need. Artisans use traditional handiwork techniques to make their products including weaving, embroidery, kantha, cutwork, tie-dye, block and screen printing. Materials can include wool, cotton and seagrass as well as more unusual recycled materials such as sweet wrappers. The team consists of mainly young people who the company say are energetic and committed to a shared vision of the future. This particular rug is soft and lightweight and works well as a throw or a welcoming runner in a hallway.
Why we love this product!
- Block-printed by hand on one side
- Hand-dyed in a natural muted rainbow of colours
- Works as a throw or a runner
Dimensions: 90 x 200cm