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Enjoy hand block print napkins in 100% cotton and made through fair trade practices in India. The Blue Fish Napkins are a simple design in a clean blue and white perfect for kitchen, patio or picnic Offer as a hostess gift and request FREE Gift Wrapping during your check out.
Block printed fabrics are made using Sheesham wood and are hand carved by artisans of India. Each color is printed with a different block to complete the motif being printed. A high degree of craftsmanship is required for both the placement of block and application of pressure. Altogether there can be as many as 16 blocks to create a 5 color design. A set of blocks can be used to print on average 1500 – 2000 yards of fabric after which some blocks must be replaced.
The colors we use for printing are derived from non toxic chemical and mineral dyes. We also use vegetable dyes. Chemicals dyes have replaced vegetable pigments to withstand present day washing and color-fast requirements and to allow for a wider range of colors. A block printed cloth reflects the touch of a human hand, the sensibility and skill of the craftsman, making every piece unique.
Napkins are pre-washed along with the matching tablecloths. Colors and sizes may very slightly. Machine washable large, Cotton Napkins. One, Set of Six, 20 inch, large Blue Fish Napkins.