Gamchas are a versatile multi-use cloth. Large enough to be used as bath towels, bed coverings or small tablecloths, they will become softer and more absorbent with every wash.
- 100% handwoven cotton
- Approximately 32" wide x 80" long
- Due to the handmade nature of khadi textiles, colors and patterns may vary.
- Handmade in India
This is special because...
Mahatma Gandhi began promoting the spinning of khadi cloth for rural self-employment and self-reliance (instead of using cloth manufactured industrially in Britain) in the 1920s in India, thus making khadi an integral part and an icon of the Swadeshi movement. Ghandi spun cloth himself, and insisted that members of the Indian National Congress also spin cotton and pay their dues in yarn. In fact, he made the chakri (spinning wheel) the symbol of the Nationalist movement. Throughout India today, there are still many government operated khadi collectives.