Handmade dip dyed indigo table runner
I have a story to tell about our new table runners pictured above - bear with it - I love a story, it's makes homeware so much more meaningful.
There is an island in the Yangtze river estuary, just to the north of Shanghai. On this island live a lot of women who came here from all over China, bringing with them their own cultures and regional textile designs. Chongming island is nothing like the flashy lights of Shanghai but instead has lakes, forests, wetlands and small rural communities. The fabric made by these ladies is completely hand crafted fabric, hand spun ya rns on ancient looms, hand woven into fabric then hand dyed in big baths or hand printed with plant based dyes. Each piece is made around 10 meters long and in variable widths but usually narrow. Perfect for us to craft into runners, make bright table layouts and talk about over dinner!
As this fabric is entirely hand crafted there are some marks and nobs of yarn here and there. This is in every piece. It is not a precise craft which is part of its charm.
39cm wide by 180cm long
Machine wash on wool cycle. Lay Flat to Dry.
100% Cotton, hand spun, hand made and hand dyed in natural plant based dye.
country of origin
The secret depths of China