Jute-Cotton Meditation Mat - Indigo
This Jute-Cotton Meditation Mat is made with jute threads in natural color form and cotton yarn dyed with natural indigo colour.
- The mats have a naturally ribbed serrated Texture of the interwoven threads which help you maintain your grip for a natural flow of movement, working towards a balance without providing artificial 'sticky' support. This gives a beneficial 'acupressure' effect through the soles of your feet With this mat, sweat wicks away, no puddles after a class.
- The grip provides a lot of traction giving you the extra stability during workout and while you move in and out of your asanas.
- This Meditation mat is completely free of any harmful toxins and chemicals.
- These mats have a natural beauty to leave down around the house even whilst you are not using them.
Craft Story: This mat is woven of natural fibers like Jute and Cotton fabrics by a collective of 45 Craftswomen from Rajankatti, Makelmardi, Kadoli, Hunnur, Telaganatti, Madanbhavi, and Chikoppa which are drought prone regions in the state of Karnataka. In this jute cotton mat, jute is used in horizontal fashion (in shuttles of loom) to hide the roughness, and to give a detailed finish through cotton thread overlaying. This cotton gives a fine smooth texture feel to the product. So the mat is a high quality, naturally-dyed, hand spun and hand woven.
To make these mats a hand peddled wheel mechanism (Charkha Wheel) is used in unwinding the yarn from a larger lot to transfer to bobbins. A Handloom Machine- Hand and foot operated workbench is also used in weaving of fabric.
These products are made with using many of Northern Karnataka’s craft-traditions and techniques such as: indigo dyeing of the Neelgars, rope-twisting, folk-stitching and joinery of the Nadafs, vegetable tanning/dyeing of hides and leather-crafting of the Dhor and Samgar communities, wool-felting, spinning and kambal weaving techniques of sheepherding communities.
The mat is suitable for both hand wash and machine wash in cold water, using a mild detergent. This ensures that your mat remains clean, fresh and germ-free at all times. Use no bleach or softener and also no centrifugation. Hang dry.Check out our Unique Yoga Accessories Collection.