Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red
Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red
Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red
Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red
Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red
Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red

Set of Four Napkins - Pasto Print Red

Regular price $48.00

This set of four cotton napkins is printed with Silvania's original print.  "Pasto" means "pasture", and these napkins depict a typical Andean scene with llamas, birds, flowers, and plants.

Details Set of four napkins.  Made with heavy-weight, durable woven fabric made with 100% cotton.  Each napkin is 18" x 18" (45cm x 45cm).

Care Instructions Wash by hand or machine in cold to hot water. Line dry or machine dry on low heat.  Iron as needed.

Production notes 

Fabric: I found this lovely fabric in great condition in the old Silvania printing factory, leftover from the days when my grandmother had several shops in Lima.  Woven at a well known mill in Lima, La Union, this fabric waited in storage for close to 20 years.  I showed it to a few textile experts to make sure it did not show any signs of wear.  Thanks to Chaclacayo's sunny, dry conditions, it held up really well.

Printing: I met Modesto and Jorge years ago, before they set up their own printing factory in an industrial neighborhood of Lima, Peru.  Modesto, Jorge, and their employees use eco-friendly water-based inks to print on their industrial screenprinting machine.

Sewing: I found a great woman-owned workshop through the recommendation of a friend in the small town of Chaclacayo, in the outskirts of Lima.  Julia's workshop is just down the road from our family home, so I introduced myself through the gate and was shown the small workshop where Julia and around ten employees work above Julia's family home.  They impressed me with their high-quality sewing and their tradition of sharing homemade lunches together every workday.