Chindi is a term used for the technique that uses recycled cotton rags, that are twisted and reworked to make anything from rugs to chairs. This rug is a perfect example. The 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 a pretty mix of hand-woven jute string and chindi that creates a wonderful variety of textures. It is a beautiful textile where the holistic simplicity belies the technical skill and artisan qualities involved in the manufacturing process. It is a work of art.
Why we love this product!
- Textural textile
- Natural hues with chindi pops of colour
Dimensions: 120 x 180cm