Locally harvested madur grass is soaked, dried, sliced, and woven by skilled artisans in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal, an Indian state long known for mat weaving. Using a simple bamboo loom, weavers create intricate patterns with the natural dried grass and colorful cotton thread warp, here in red, black, and white. Reversible. Spot clean. 43"l x 14"w
Fair Trade Artisans: India: Sasha Craft Producers Sasha represents crafts producers from rural and semi-urban areas, mostly in eastern India, who benefit from health campaigns, improved working conditions, and stable incomes. Nearly 70% of the producers Sasha works with are women. Sasha's unique model of organizing groups into larger crafts consortiums means that groups specializing in different aspects of textiles, such as embroidery, printing, and tailoring, combine their skills to make unique products that are exported around the world and also sold in their own store in Kolkata.