Duchess In Ivory/Silver Napkin

Duchess In Ivory/Silver Napkin

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-With a pearly white base and intricate shimmering silver border, our Duchess napkins are impeccably suited for afternoon tea with the Queen. The hand-embroidered, geometric pattern transforms these 100 percent linen napkins into something fit for royalty. Indulge the princess inside with these handcrafted, luxury products. Coordinates perfectly with our Duchess placemats and Duchess runner. Dry clean only. Sold individually.
Material - Linen
Color - Ivory
Style Number - MANP018
Dimension - L:0" W:20" H:20"
Collection - Duchess

Meet the Artisans

Linen is an ancient fabric. Not only Indians, but the Egyptians and Greeks were fans of pure linen, draping it on themselves to stay cool.

Linen never went out of fashion. Nor will it. Its structure and texture makes it versatile, but also quite apt for warm climates where light, easy-to-breathe fabrics are preferred.

It's made from the flax plant, which grows thoughout the world, including India. Flax is a tough plant, however, to convert into a fabric. It needs to be harvested carefully, pulling the stalk from its root, which is traditionally been done by hand. It’s then dried naturally in the sun before the seeds are removed and the fibers are separated. All in all, it's a tedious, time-consuming process that can take months. Once the softer, longer fibers are procured, it's woven into linen.

Linen today is making a comeback. It’s eco-friendly, natural, and a long-lasting material, making it a wise investment.

The linen napkins, shown here, are accentuated with metallic hand stitched embroidery, done by artisans in small studios in Delhi. Countless textile studios are clustered together in Delhi’s industrial corner. Both female and male artisans sit alongside each other, stitching details on the fabrics.

Given Delhi’s cultural prominence, it’s a center of commerce and creativity, where designers and manufacturers convene to preserve such age-old techniques and materials.

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