Wild Nepali Hemp Tote Bag
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Material: Handmade with handwoven wild hemp fabric, woven on a traditional handloom from hand drawn wild Nepali hemp yarn. The yarn is sourced from remote villages in the foothills of the Nepali Himalayas. The cloth is woven in Kathmandu by highly skilled weavers, all materials and labour are traded at a fair price.
Colour: Natural undyed hemp. Dimensions: 14’’ x 12’’ x 6’’ (35 x 30 x 15cm) Care: Machine wash at 40’. Do not Tumble Dry.
More about Wild Nepali Hemp… Drawn by tooth and spindle method where the fibres are separated by teeth and is held on to a hand held spindle. It takes 10 days' work to make one kilogramme of yarn. After the end of the rainy season villagers leave their farms to gather hemp, the plants are cut above the ground without disturbing the soil. The plant then grows back with the next rains. The fibrous inner bark is stripped from the plant and boiled in water and wood ash for about three hours and then left to simmer overnight. The plant material can then be beaten and the fibre removed. It is then rubbed with soil containing mica, which lubricates the yarn and makes separating and spinning the fibres easier. The fibre is dried in the sun and teased and is ready for spinning. This is done using a hand spindle indoors. When the weather no longer permits anyone to work outside in the fields then time is spent sitting indoors and making yarn.
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