Named after a south Indian queen - Velu, 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.
She was the first south Indian queen to fight against the British East India Company. Aptly nicknamed Veeramangai—which translates into a brave woman—she successfully fought British by forming an alliance with nearby kings of princely states. Legend has it that the British never came back to conquer her kingdom while she ruled!