A Square of Khadi Cotton: Indian Hand Spun, Hand Loomed Cloth

$12.00 USD

16 1/2" x 16 1/2", 42 cm x 42 cm
3 pieces available

Khadi is a kind of traditional Indian cloth which is generally woven from hand spun yarns of cotton or silk.  

The production of khadi cloth in India was revived by M.K. Gandhi in the early part of last century whose manufacture was waning due to the advances of industry.  Gandhi was intent to make his country more self sustaining and to allow its cultural heritage to shine against the British occupation.  Gandhi envisioned thekhadi industry to gather force against British colonialism and to to make a statement of independence and solidarity against the British: to this day in India, Gandhi's image is displayed in the various khadi shops in Indians towns and villages.

This is a square of khadi or hand spun, hand loomed cotton whose size would lend itself well to being used as a napkin or table dressing.  The dyes are not botanical.

The ground is white and the colored yarns are a sienna brown in the central area while the side stripes are purple and navy blue. The hems are finished by machine.

Khadi cotton is apt to shrink over time, so please hand wash gently in cold water. 
A Square of Khadi Cotton: Indian Hand Spun, Hand Loomed Cloth