Enjoy functional beauty for your dining table in a fair trade hand woven cotton table runner. Made from double twill cotton by members of Mahaguthi, the deep brown color is the perfect backdrop for the sage green leaf silhouette. Founded by a follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Mahaguthi began in 1927, working with marginalized populations, widows and low caste people. A school and ashram were founded to provide a safe haven for women, teaching them tailoring and weaving as a means to self-reliance. Since that time, it has expanded throughout Nepal to include crafts from over one thousand artisans. By providing fair wages and a steady income to members from sales of crafts, Mahaguthi helps to maintain cultural and artistic traditions. Sustainable, environmentally sound practices and safe working conditions promote stability in members families and their villages. Hand wash, line dry.
58 x 17½"