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Contemporary handmade soft furnishings from India & Nepal

Desi Handwoven Wool Large Bed Throw

535.00
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Desi Handwoven Wool Large Bed Throw

535.00

This large bed throw is hand woven from local, "desi", wool on a traditional pit loom in Kutch, Gujarat, an area famed for its weaving.  

The weavers who create this wool cloth are part of a group of highly skilled weavers in Kutch, who have been encouraged by a local master weaver to stay in their villages and pursue their traditional craft.   By being paid a fair price for their work, many have chosen to stay and weave, rather than leave the area and their families for work in the cities.

For a real insight into the work of the weavers, you can read more about them in this article on Border and Fall here.

Desi wool has a distinctive "dry" texture, typical of wool from this area.  The wool yarn is left in its natural state, un-dyed.  Because the desi wool is hand spun, the cloth has a wonderfully irregular texture, full of movement.

Available in Natural Stripe (main image) and Dark Earth wools.  Complementary cushions also available in 3 sizes.

170 x 260cm (67" x 102")

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This large bed throw is hand woven from local, "desi", wool on a traditional pit loom in Kutch, Gujarat, an area famed for its weaving.  

The weavers who create this wool cloth are part of a group of highly skilled weavers in Kutch, who have been encouraged by a local master weaver to stay in their villages and pursue their traditional craft.   By being paid a fair price for their work, many have chosen to stay and weave, rather than leave the area and their families for work in the cities.

For a real insight into the work of the weavers, you can read more about them in this article on Border and Fall here.

Desi wool has a distinctive "dry" texture, typical of wool from this area.  The wool yarn is left in its natural state, un-dyed.  Because the desi wool is hand spun, the cloth has a wonderfully irregular texture, full of movement.

Available in Natural Stripe (main image) and Dark Earth wools.  Complementary cushions also available in 3 sizes.

170 x 260cm (67" x 102")