Our eye catching geo legwarmers in natural dark brown with a naturally dyed motif. Pull up or wear slouched over leggings or jeans. Slightly boot cut. Thick and cozy for winter wanderings. One of a kind.
Each pair of legwarmers is crafted by hand by the artisan women of Kullvi WHIMS in Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, incorporating our rustic desi wool. You will find beautiful variation in yarn thickness and colour in these handmade pieces, making each unique and one of a kind.
This eye-catching colourwork motif was designed by Kusum, and sent to us in early 2019 as a small square swatch. We loved it, and asked our artisan partners at KULLVI whims to incorporate it into these thick wooly legwarmers.
Renu, Kusum's sister, then created different colour combinations - some tonal - some high contrast - using naturally dyed wool. The wool is dyed using plants foraged from the mountain meadows near where the women live.
Naturally Dyed: The tan colour comes from Yew bark (Rakhal), which is also used in a local tea preparation, the mint comes from Shraambal berries, a local thorny shrub, the brindle comes from walnut hulls (akhrot) , and the gold from walnut bark (akhrot) and,
Handwash in cool water, lay flat to dry in shade. Do not agitate. Naturally dyed colours may rub. For more information, visit our care page.
All of our garments come in a protective muslin bag, stitched by the women of Kruti, in the village of Mulshi, Maharashtra. Kruti, a stitching unit run by Anubhuti Social Foundation, provides employment opportunities to women in rural communities, by implementing training programs in tailoring.