Description from Handa Textiles
Handwoven selvedge cloth made from a naturally nubby textured cotton. Becomes softer and more absorbent with each use, features selvedge edges and fringe detail at the ends.
Color is a deep, dark navy (not black!) that will lighten a little with time. Handmade by the indigenous Mangyan people of the Philippines. These textiles are woven on a traditional backstrap loom, which is a very simple loom you can attach to your house walls or even a tree. They are still used widely in the Mangyan villages as clothing and for carrying babies, the patterns are traditional and date back hundreds of years to when the Mangyan people were coastal dwelling- the rows of white and blue are said to be reminiscent of the sequence of waves arriving. Handa founder Hannah grew up in a Mangyan village and works directly with the women there to obtain this special and rare textile.
- approx: 23″ x 18″
- 100% cotton with natural indigo
Variation in color and pattern will occur from the hand-dying process and the hand of the weaver.
Wash separately or with darks, as the indigo will bleed. Do not soak, machine washable and dryer friendly, but use gentle soaps and cold settings.