saheli napkin set
our napkin sets are made by an ikat artisan family in telangana, india, and stitched by our parters, the saheli women. each member of this ikat artisan cluster specializes in a particular skill passed down from their predecessors - every technique, design, and weave is unique to the artisans and a reflection of how they learned the craft. these particular ikat patterns were done in collaboration with the artisan family, lekha, and the saheli women.
all artisans have determined their own wages for both the raw materials and the stitching of these items.
- fabrication: 100% cotton
- size: 17.5" square
- care: handwash, machine wash gentle and hang dry
- origin: handmade in india
about the saheli women:
Saheli Women is a non-profit social enterprise, founded by IPHD in 2015, with the aim to financially empower the ladies of Bhikamkor village in rural Rajasthan through creating ethical and sustainable fashion.
The Saheli Women is a female atelier established on fair and inclusive principles, with the aim to create prosperity through livelihood opportunities. To achieve this, we empower women through teaching them traditional and modern embroidery techniques. Our atelier is a fear-free creative place for ladies to work where they get the freedom to design their working hours and holidays.
The Saheli Women consists of 35 female artisans who breathe life into the dreams and designs of our international partners. With the support of our international partners, Saheli women are able to empower and lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
IPHD manages the Saheli Women production facility for clothing, accessories and homeware out of its community center in Bhikamkor. Additionally, IPHD sponsors the educations of all daughters of Saheli Women members, runs the only female health clinic in the village, and delivers workshops on a range of topics including human rights, feminism, menstrual hygiene, health, and financial literacy.