An ode to the ocean, these superbly detailed plush cotton placemats feature hand block printing. The art of hand block printing has been passed down various generations within families and communities in India. The making process starts with the block design that is first drawn on paper and then carved by hand onto wooden blocks with an approximate thickness of 18-24 centimeters. The block is dipped in natural dyes and carefully stamped on the cotton fabric by an artisan. Each pattern is stamped individually onto the fabric. The process is repeated multiple times by skilled hands and a steady movement. Block carving in itself is a precise art requiring years of apprenticeship because it is done by hand. The subtle gaps and overlaps are a beautiful reminder of the charm and exclusivity of such handmade crafts.

19" x 13"

Oceanic Block Printed Placemats (Set Of 2)

SKU: HHDP010049
  • Hand wash separately with mild soap; The colors may bleed in the first few washes.

    This is a hand block printed product. Natural variations in print and color add to the authenticity and beauty of the offering, since each product is unique, made one at a time.

    Artisanal value

    Made in India