Topha Table Runner and Table Mat Set by Leshemi Origins | ARTISANS' Gallery (INDIA)
Set of 1 Table Runner and 4 Table Mats
Inspired by the Lopane, a traditional wraparound skirt worn by elderly Chakhesang Naga women, this set showcases the complex patterns woven on a back strap loom by skilled Chakhesang women weavers in a remote Naga village in the mountains of Northeast India.
This contemporary set is exclusively designed and woven by Leshemi Origins for ARTISANS' Gallery.
Intricate decorative seaming and embroidery that are found in the Lopane are incorporated in this design. This includes the red and black braided seam stitch called Khaphie meaning 'enclosing', and the triangular arrow motif, called Lapusü.
In a first for Leshemi Origins, madder red natural dyes have been reintroduced to a new generation of weavers through this design. Naga madder red (Rubia Sikkimensis) is unique to the region. The use of nettle as an accent materail and colour is an original design innovation. This is a particularly significant design innovation, as nettle is scarce and valuable.
Disclaimer and Care Instructions: Please note that the natural colors of nettle and natural madder dyes are unique and may vary a bit from item to item. Wash nettle fabrics by hand in cold water, using ecological laundry products. Nettle softens with washing.
Maker: Metsütsolo-ü Tepfo
Size: Table Runner: 31 cm X 152 cm, Table Mat: 31 cm X 46 cm
Fabric: Unbleached and natural dyed cotton, Naga madder (Rubia Sikkimensis) and black cotton, with hand spun stinging nettle (Urtica Dioica) details
These items are made to order.
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