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 is18" 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.
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.