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Enjoy a fairly traded, 100% cotton, block print tablecloths from India. The Blue Chrysanthemum Tablecloth is a clean expanse of crisply printed blue flowers and green leaves on a contrasting white background. Offer as a hostess gift and request FREE Gift Wrapping during your check out.
Block printed fabrics are made using Sheesham wood blocks that have been 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.
Tablecloths and napkins are made through fair trade offering the artisan a living wage and humane working conditions.
Cotton Tablecloths are pre-washed. Artisans use non-toxic dyes, wooden printing blocks and traditional block printing techniques. Due to the cottage industry nature of the tablecloth production expect and enjoy slight variations in sizes, color and design. Machine washable tablecloths and napkins.
One Blue Chrysanthemum Block Print Tablecloth, 100% cotton made through fair trade practices.