One of our favorite outings in India is shopping at its many khadi textile shops. We've picked some of our favorite fabrics and had them sewn in to super durable, absorbent tea towels ready to tackle any kitchen task.
- 100% handwoven cotton
- 18" wide x 28" long
- Made exclusively for Abroad Modern in Udaipur, India
This is special because...
Mahatma Gandhi began promoting the spinning of khadi cloth for rural self-employment and self-reliance (instead of using cloth manufactured industrially in Britain) in the 1920s in India, thus making khadi an integral part and an icon of the Swadeshi movement. Ghandi spun cloth himself, and insisted that members of the Indian National Congress also spin cotton and pay their dues in yarn. In fact, he made the chakri (spinning wheel) the symbol of the Nationalist movement. Throughout India today, there are still many government operated khadi collectives, and they are among our favorite shopping experiences in India.
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