Named after an Indian social reformer - Ramabai, these napkins are minimalist, effortless, stylish and have an earthy feel to them. Their neutral palette will also compliment any of your dishes.
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.
Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati was an Indian social reformer, a pioneer in the education and emancipation of women in India. She was the first woman to be accorded the titles of 'Pandita' as a Sanskrit scholar and 'Sarasvati' after being examined by the faculty of the University of Calcutta. She was one of the 10 women delegates of the Congress session of 1889. In the late 1890s, She founded Mukti Mission in a small village, forty miles east of the city of Pune. The mission was later named Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission.