Block Printed Placemat - Saimur
Beautiful hand-block printed cotton placemats are easy to care for, eco-friendly and look great in any setting.
Each placemat is printed by hand in India: the carved block is inked, then pressed onto the cotton. The skilled artisans must carefully position the block each time, creating continuous and intricate patterns. No two hand-printed fabrics or table mats will be exactly the same, which is what makes this process so special.
Block carving has long been a traditional craft in India where artisans hand-carve blocks of wood with intricate designs to use in the beautiful art of hand block printing. Natural Habitat, a fair trade company, has formed longstanding partnerships with artisans who use traditional techniques to help keep the wonderful art of block printing alive, and allow craftspeople to continue their trade profitably. They use only eco-friendly, non-toxic dyes.
Sold individually - Placemats are each 19" x 14" - 100% Cotton, Hand or Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Low or Line Dry.