Our Florentina napkins are hand embroidered with a beautiful floral motif in shaded color threads that blend softer Western hues with vibrant Indian colors, adding subtle detail to pieces that are charming in their simplicity.
Centuries of elegant European design tradition and exquisite Indian craftsmanship come together to create these exclusive linens. Pair with our block printed and applique table linens to create lovely tablescapes that enrich and elevate every meal. And delight any person in an instant by gifting these endearing pieces to simply show them they are special.
We work with a non-profit in Western India that trains and empowers home-based women artisans to earn a steady, fair wage. Embroidery is a household passion for women in this region and the artisans are prolific, with an expertise in many embroidery stitches they learn in their families from a young age. The craftswomen who hand embroider the Florentina collection are meticulously trained in a European satin stitch embroidery technique, which they combine with a stem stitch common to their region, passed down through generations.
Your purchase directly impacts the livelihoods of the artisans, while also helping to preserve these ancient artistic traditions. And due to the care and skill that goes into each piece, these linens will survive for generations as well.