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chattra Midnight Stone Yoga Mat Bag is generously sized to fit all mat sizes. Features adjustable strap slide, zip pocket and drawstring close.
The sacred Buddhist Cintamani stone, aka the wishing jewel, inspired Midnight Stone Yoga Mat Bag's print. Buddhists believe focusing energy on an earthly object such as a stone helps connect you to greater wisdom and higher knowledge, expanding thinking and enlightenment necessary for spiritual growth. A Cintamani stone, made of saffordite, is believed to gain its properties during a long journey from the cosmos to Earth. Hand-block printed in deep navy blue by master artisans in India, this chattra beauty is finished with illuminating orange, a color significant in Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh faiths, and festooned with a colorful tassel like those seen on the camels of Rajasthan’s great Thar Desert.
Block printing is a multi-step process requiring skill and patience. This textile technique is believed to have originated in India, and is traditionally passed from one generation to the next. Master carvers trace a design motif onto a wood block then tap the design into the wood to guide chiseling a relief pattern. Fabric is pre-washed then pinned in place on a long printing table. An ink master mixes color and skilled printers block print ink to cloth, slowly and meticulously repeating the process along the fabric length to create beautiful, unique textiles. The printed fabric is then heated to set and bond ink, followed by washing and pressing before cutting and stitching. Imperfections including ink density and block alignment are characteristic of this ancient printing method.
details & care
- 29”L x 8” diameter across base of bag
- fits all mat sizes
- 100% cotton
- drawstring closure
- adjustable strap
- outer zip pocket
- hand-made in India
- machine wash, line dry