Les Indiennes napkins are 22" square with mitered corners, large enough to use as placemats.
Les Indiennes textiles are made from pure, organic cotton and ayurvedic dyes, imperfections are natural. That's the beauty of it all. Fabrics are made entirely by hand. Les Indiennes textiles require special care.
Wash with minimal amount of natural soap or mild detergent. Machine or hand wash separately with COLD WATER; use gentle cycle; air dry; steam iron. Please do not use detergent that contains enzymes, bleach, fabric softeners, or that is formulated for wool. Do not dry clean, soak, or bleach.
Dimensions: 55.8cm x 55.8cm / 22" x 22"
Mary Mulcahy launched Les Indiennes in 2002. She had a vivid picture in mind of naturally dyed cotton, with airy patterns of big, single coloured motifs. But unable to locate such fabrics anywhere, she decided to create her own.
She found a craftsman named Srinivas in a tiny village in southern India. He is one of very few craftsmen who still practice the ancient art of kalamkari- the complex printing method used to produce Les Indiennes fabrics.
The production of our fabric does not cause pollution, nor does it disrupt the traditional lifestyle of the village where it is made. Les Indiennes provides fair trade employment for numerous families, raising the standard of living for the entire community, and all the while leaving no environmental or social footprint.