The Namda Collective

THE NAMDA COLLECTIVE

THE NAMDA COLLECTIVE

The Utility

"Step into luxury with the trending collection of decorative doormats from our collection. With soft bristles, these doormats foster traditional designs with modern contemporary twists. From neutral brown tones to complement any interior to bold colours and repeating prints, select a mat to sit on an exterior door step creating an inviting environment for both guests and residents. It has been handwoven in cotton wool by our artisans from interiors of the country.

"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Semi Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Semi Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Semi Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Semi Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Semi Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)

"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Semi Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)

Rs. 725.00
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (24 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (24 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (24 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (24 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (24 Inch)

"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (24 Inch)

Rs. 1,099.00
"Floral Inception" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (30 inch)
"Floral Inception" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (30 inch)
"Floral Inception" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (30 inch)
"Floral Inception" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (30 inch)
"Floral Inception" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (30 inch)

"Floral Inception" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (30 inch)

Rs. 1,099.00
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (22 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (22 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (22 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (22 Inch)
"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (22 Inch)

"Pristine Flower" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (22 Inch)

Rs. 725.00
"Floral Link" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (29 Inch)
"Floral Link" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (29 Inch)
"Floral Link" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (29 Inch)
"Floral Link" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (29 Inch)
"Floral Link" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (29 Inch)

"Floral Link" Hand Felted Rectangular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (29 Inch)

Rs. 1,099.00
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)
"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)

"Floral View" Hand Felted Circular Door Mat In Sheep Wool (23 Inch)

Rs. 1,099.00

THE NAMDA COLLECTIVE

The Utility

"Step into luxury with the trending collection of decorative doormats from our collection. With soft bristles, these doormats foster traditional designs with modern contemporary twists. From neutral brown tones to complement any interior to bold colours and repeating prints, select a mat to sit on an exterior door step creating an inviting environment for both guests and residents. It has been handwoven in cotton wool by our artisans from interiors of the country.

THE NAMDA COLLECTIVE

How is it made

The mats are 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.

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. This plain Namda is then embroidered with the beautiful Kashmiri Aari Embroidery. Washed and dried, this Namda is already a marvel.

For making a patterned Namda, the craftsmen need to felt in the design into the Namda fibre itself. This involves a dual process of felting. First, a pattern is laid on the grass or jute mat which is then surfaced with wool spread evenly with the help of a broom locally called ‘manzyen’. Then the same process of sprinkling soap water and rolling of the mat is again carried out. On untying, it reveals a beautiful Namda drawn over with colourful patterns."

THE NAMDA COLLECTIVE

How is it made

The mats are 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.

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. This plain Namda is then embroidered with the beautiful Kashmiri Aari Embroidery. Washed and dried, this Namda is already a marvel.

For making a patterned Namda, the craftsmen need to felt in the design into the Namda fibre itself. This involves a dual process of felting. First, a pattern is laid on the grass or jute mat which is then surfaced with wool spread evenly with the help of a broom locally called ‘manzyen’. Then the same process of sprinkling soap water and rolling of the mat is again carried out. On untying, it reveals a beautiful Namda drawn over with colourful patterns."