These hand embroidered cocktail napkins from Afghanistan are truly exquisite. Khamak, an intricate form of embroidery, is worked in silk thread and is a trademark of Kandahar. Girls learn this ancient art form at an early age and continue to do it throughout their lives. Inspired by complex Islamic geometric patterns, Khamak is unique to Kandahar and is considered by art experts to be one of the world’s finest embroidery techniques. This set shows the stages of the embroidery process as a new thread color and design are added to each napkin.
Stylist Tip: sold as a set of four. As you can see, each napkin is a snapshot of the progression of the embroidery. A perfect host gift or to decorate your own living space.
Care Instructions: spot clean with warm soapy water. If tough stains persist, gently dab a two parts water, one part bleach solution to the white linen, avoiding the thread. Leave out to dry.
Handcrafted in Afghanistan
Read more about the artisan group, here.
100% Silk Thread on Linen
Approximately 4.25" x 4.25"
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