Use as you please—as a rug by your bedside, doorstep, a floor/seat cushion, or as a wall-hanging. These are soft to the touch, and feel like a really thick, heavy wool.
Made through Namda, an ancient felting process said to have first started in the 11th century. In India, it is primarily practiced by the Pinjara and Mansuri communities and Sama Muslims native to Kachchh.
All these pieces are made by Shanu, one of four Namda makers that remain in Kachchh today. *Limited, only two pieces available.
After wool is collected, cleaned and dyed, it is arranged on a piece of cloth. A foamy, soap water is poured over and saturates the wool. The process involves no weaving. It is squeezed flat and hand-pummeled, after which it is repeatedly rolled and unrolled with cloth, and then prepared for drying for up to 3 days (summer) and up to 10 days (winter) to felt.
10% of proceeds will go to a Covid relief fund for underserved communities in Kutch, India. Click the link here should you wish to donate separately.
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