Samundar - समुंदर Mermaid Reusable No Waste Fabric Gift Wrap 52cm x 52cm
Our Samundar Mermaid and Fishscales print no waste wrapping cloths are inspired by the age old Japanese tradition of furoshiki.
Our fabric gift wraps are made from hand block printed 100% fine cotton and are double sided. In a Constant effort to eliminate waste we are using all our end of roll fabrics to create our sustainable gift wraps both eliminating waste in our process and encouraging waste free & plastic free gift giving.
For inspiration search Furoshiki on youtube for endless inspiration and 'how to' videos!
Most wrapping paper is not recyclable so this is a great way to make celebrations more sustainable.
The art of block printing in India has not changed for hundreds of years and is a craft that is passed down though generations of printers who, with incredible accuracy and skill, are able to create the most intricate designs. Each layer of colour is carved in mirror image into a woodblock and these blocks are then used one at a time to apply the design onto the surface of the fabric which is stretched out along a long printing table. This level of handmade craftsmanship is something that we at Blocked by Clark love to see and wish to continue supporting.
Samundar is the Hindi word for sea or ocean and is a playful design featuring an imagined underwater circus. A hidden world where mermaids can play and explore undisturbed by the surface. The inspiration for this design is a trapeze move I learned in my very first circus class around 6 years ago called mermaid, which is featured in the repeat pattern. However, the seed for the design was planted by a certain fishy tailed mermaid aerialist from across the pond. This design also features a fish scale motif on the reverse with a touch of metallic gold for extra ‘mermaid tail bling’ and was exclusively developed for the traditional art of hand block printing.
Due to the handmade process variation in the colour and print work should be expected, so no two designs will ever be exactly the same making each piece unique!
Printed deep green, Ochre, aqua and metallic gold
Reversible – Mermaid circus and fish scales on reverse
100% cotton voile
52cm x 52cm
Hand block printed by 5th generation master printers in Sanganer
Hand wash in cold water with a mild detergent
Do not wring and Iron on medium setting
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