A little flair for your table!
Named after the first female doctor in India - Anandi, these napkins are minimalist, effortless, stylish and have an earthy feel to them. Their neutral palette will also compliment any of your dishes.
- 17 x 17 inches
- Set of 4
- 100% unbleached cotton
- Natural woven selvedge on long sides, raw edge on ends
- Hand wash using mild detergent recommended
- Entirely a hand-crafted piece; slight irregularities are to be expected and celebrated
- Made in India
These Kala Cotton napkins are handcrafted on hand-operated wooden looms, one of the oldest methods of textile production in India. The looms require no electricity or punch cards to guide the design, only skill, techinique and vision of the weavers. The yarn is made from heirloom organic cotton grown in Gujarat, India. The crop is purely rain fed so unlike large scale industrialized cotton production, it doesn't require vast amounts of water to grow. It is also organic since it needs no pesticides and has high tolerance to diseases and pests.
By choosing this handmade piece, you help preserve craftsmanship and support rural artisan communities. We truly appreciate your support.
Who was Anandi Gopal Joshi
She was the first female doctor in India and the first Indian woman to obtain a medical degree in the United States. She became the first female physician in 1887. Anandi died at a tender age of 21. Her condition was deteriorating while she was in the second year of studies. Yet, she completed her studies and returned to India. She was later diagnosed with tuberculosis. She opened the gates for many young Indian women who wanted to do more than devote their life to household chores.