A little flair for your table!
Named after a classical dancing queen - Sitara Devi, 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 Sitara Devi
She was an eminent Indian dancer of the classical Kathak style of dancing, a singer, and an actress. She was the recipient of several awards and accolades, and performed at several prestigious venues in India and abroad, including at the Royal Albert Hall, London (1967) and at the Carnegie Hall, New York (1976). She was known as the empress of dance.