LES INDIENNES

Les Indiennes is a well known Hudson, New York based supplier of beautifully and sustainably produced Indian block printed fabrics. Mary Mulcahy launched Les Indiennes in 2002, bringing to fruition her vision of naturally dyed cotton with airy patterns of big, single coloured motifs.  Mary found a craftsman named Srinivas in a tiny village in southern India – one of the few craftsmen who still practice the ancient art of kalamkari, an extremely complex printing method.

Les Indiennes is proud to be working with the descendants of the early exporters who developed block printed designs for the European market.  Using sun-bleached cotton and natural vegetable dyes, the process is long and arduous but the result is unequalled by any modern method. The production method uses no electricity, nor does it cause pollution or disrupt the traditional lifestyle of the village where the fabric is made.  Les Indiennes provides fair trade employment for over 50 families, raising the standard of living for the entire community.  

The resulting fabrics are beautiful, both visually and in tactility and have sweet and pleasing hints, at times including small smudges and other imperfections, showing that they are made entirely by hand.

Bedding weight and canvas is also available in each of the designs.  The usual minimum order is five metres, however if there is stock available smaller orders are possible. Contact info@nicolalawrence.com.au for pricing and details. The new Les Indiennes wallpaper collection is available under 'Wallpapers'.  For pricing and sampling, trade customers should contact Nicola Lawrence directly nicola@nicolalawrence.com.au.

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