A modern take on age-old tradition.
Transport your table setting to Romagna with these one-of-a-kind hand-stamped napkins by Peromatto. Made with linen and natural rust-extracted dyes, each one is stamped manually using wooden block and mallet to create a rustic design inspired by nature.
What to know:
- Available in sets of 2 or 4
- Made of 100% linen with natural rust dye
- Machine washable (and a bit of bleach upon first machine wash will brighten the color!)
100% linen, with natural dyes and colors. Dye is created following an ancient recipe with three simple ingredients: vinegar, flour, and rust.
Machine washable. Rust-dye stamped linens are extremely durable! Upon first use, we recommend washing with a bit of bleach, which will help brighten up the color of the rust-based dye itself. For future care, gentle bleach treatment for stains will not affect the dyed patterns. Hang dry and iron for best results.
Nota bene: Do not wash with hydrogen peroxide-based stain removers or color-safe bleach as these products will cause the color to oxidize and eventually wear holes into the fabric. Stick to natural Marseille soap, vegetable-based glycerin soaps, and regular bleach.
About the Producer
Located in Santa Sofia, a small city nestled within the Romagna region, Peromatto is a contemporary textile block printing workshop with roots in the ancient artisanal tradition of “rust printing,” or stampa a ruggine, particular to the Romagna region of Italy. By combining modern laser technology with traditional wooden block stamps, they are able to carve out their nature-inspired designs with precision while still following the traditional method of hand-block rust printing. Each wooden block is then dipped in a natural rust-extracted dye and imprinted onto linen or cotton fabrics by hand with the help of a mallet. Learn more about the art of rust printing.