Still Waters Napkins
Nila’s ‘Still Waters’ series of table linen was born out of tie-dye experiments with our small, 50 litre indigo vat at Nila House in Jaipur. In the process of testing the strength of our vat alongside playing with differing techniques of knotting, we chanced upon the marbling pattern, created from ties of varying tautness across the fabric. No two pieces in the ‘Still Waters’ series carry an identical pattern, each resembling an abstract water colour, as spontaneous yet purposeful as flowing water. The tablecloth was dyed at the Sidr Craft artisanal studio in Kutch.
The napkins are made of linen handwoven by women artisans on looms at the Kanhirode Weavers Cooperative Society in Kannur, Kerala. Over 400 spinner and weavers are affiliated with the cooperative, which is working to uplift traditional communities of weavers by championing their traditional skills, particularly spinning and weaving. The napkins were hand-stitched with mitred corners by women artisans associated with LBCT in Jaipur.
Linen, usually woven on heavy-duty factory machines, changes structure considerably when adapted to handloom. The openness of the weave lends these a textured lightness and breathability. The napkins will soften with regular washing. Once ironed, the fabric regains its original crispness.
Pair the napkins with the matching Still Waters tablecloth to create a complete set or mix it up with our pure indigo Shade 6 tablecloth for an elegant contrast.
Composition & Care
Hand wash separately in cold water. Handwoven textiles may carry subtle irregularities; this is a part of the beauty of textiles made by hand.
Domestic: Delivery in 2-3 weeks.
International: Delivery in 3-4 weeks.
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