Indigo Shibori Cotton & Hemp Napkins (Set of 4)

  • Handmade by our founder, Lindsay Thomasson, in Oakland, CA, these generously sized napkins will also double as placemats or basket liners and add a stylish touch of indigo to formal or everyday tables alike.

    > set of four napkins made from a sturdy hemp-cotton blend, these sturdy napkins will only improve with time 
    > hand-dyed in Oakland, CA, no two sets are exactly the same
    > Ella Lou exclusive

    Details & Care: Machine wash cool with like colors, tumble dry low. No bleach or fabric softener. 20" x 20"
  • Natural indigo has been used to dye fabric for thousands of years; evidence exists that the ancient Egyptians used it to dye linen to wrap mummies.  Extracted from the indigo plant, natural indigo dying is time-consuming process which is why a vast majority of commercially produced products, including denim, are now dyed using synthetic indigo dyes. These napkins are each individually hand-dyed using a nine-step process. A resist-dying technique, inspired by Japanese shibori techniques, is used to prevent the indigo dye from penetrating the parts of the fabric that remain white. The result is a geometric painterly pattern that we adore.

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