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Matr Boomie Shibori Napkins

Artisan Organization: Matr Boomie

Country: India

Add some tie-dye to your table with your new Shibori napkins. Traditionally a Japanese art form, Shibori is an intricate process of dyeing cloth in which stitching, binding, and folding are used to create captivating geometric patterns.

As you may have guessed, Shibori is quite an ancient technique. Traditionally used to design kimonos, it is both more elegant and far more labor-intensive than the old t-shirt in a bucket technique.

In the dry, desert region of western Rajasthan, India, where economic opportunity is scarce, the intricacies of this demanding craft have been passed down through mothers and grandmothers to the small group of women whose hands expertly fashioned your new napkins.