Hand felted pure wool namda door mat made from original sheep wool. This mat is handmade using Namda process, a rare and unique craft originating in the Mughal era, wherein splendid floor pieces are made from 100% sheep wool (white or dyed) by practice of felting the wool rather than weaving it. This art is quite popular in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. Namda is made by felting of wool rather than weaving it. Wool is spread evenly in a thick layer on a grass mat or jute mat and sprinkled generously with soap water. The mat is then rolled tightly and tied up with a rope and compressed by way of rolling to-and-fro on the floor with the help of hands and feet for about an hour which allows fusing together of the fibre technically known as 'fibre to fibre' fusion. The rope is then untied, and the mat unrolled to discover the well-shaped Namda.
Gentle hand wash separately in cold water with mild/liquid detergents, excess colours may bleed when washed for the first time. Avoid soaking for too long.
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