It is customary to place a beautiful textile under a statue or ritual object to show honor and respect. These altar cloths are made from fabric that was block printed by hand in India using intricately carved wooden blocks.
The Lotus Hand-Block Print meditation cushion collection is crafted from traditional hand-block print fabrics in India, and blends traditional textile craft with contemporary design. Our hand-block print fabrics are 8 oz., 100% cotton and colored with azo-free dyes. Block printing is an ancient textile traditional that originated in India many centuries ago. It involves stamping designs onto fabric by hand using intricately carved wooden blocks. Hand-block printing is a painstaking, labor-intensive process requiring a high level of skill. Learn more about the process and artistry of hand-block printing fabrics: http://www.metmuseum.org/blogs/ruminations/2016/indian-block-printed-textiles
Designed to fit our home meditation altars, 100% Cotton. Made in USA from fabric that was hand woven and block printed in India. Small is 10" x 16"; runner is 10" x 32".