Found in the government operated khadi shops, these thick handwoven blankets serve as comforters in India's cooler months. Use them as a cheerful throw in the living room or on bed, or bring them along as a cozy spot for your next picnic. Treated with care, it will soften immeasurably and last a lifetime.
- 100 pure khadi cotton
- Approximately 52" x 90"
- CARE: Machine wash gentle cycle cold with like colors; Tumble dry low
- Handwoven in India
This is special because…
Handwoven cotton khadi was espoused by Mahatma Gandhi to strengthen India's workforce and minimize reliance on British goods. Textile production was central to Ghandi's Swadeshi movement. Iconic images show the leader at his own chakri, or spinning wheel, which also served as his movement's emblem. In fact, Ghandi required members of congress to spin cotton and pay dues in yarn. Throughout India today, the government continues to operate weaving collectives and khadi markets. They are among our favorite shopping experiences in India.