Artisan Designs • Ethically Made

Marigold Way designs with master artisans across India who handcraft each piece.
Our products carry stories ~ full of history, culture, tradition and friendships made along the way.
We are committed to fair trade, sustainable materials and eco-friendly methods.

Thank you for supporting Artisan communities across the globe!

Ella Tunic
Ella Tunic
$72.00
Good Earth Tunic
Carly Tunic
Carly Tunic
$58.00
Amy Tunic ~ Taupe
3 Stacking Rings
Altar Bell
Altar Bell
$120.00
Bell Hoop
Bell Hoop
$32.00
Beloved ~ Gold or Silver
Sarong Scarf
Sarong Scarf
$36.00
Sarong Scarf
Sarong Scarf
$36.00
Sarong Scarf
Sarong Scarf
$36.00
Sarong Scarf
Sarong Scarf
$36.00
Kimono Robe ~ Deep Pink Garden
Kimono Robe ~ Yellow/Blue Floral
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Kimono Robe ~ Blue Floral
Kimono Robe ~ Pink Floral
Quilt ~ King
Quilt ~ King
$275.00
Quilt ~ King
Quilt ~ King
$275.00
Quilt ~ King
Quilt ~ King
$275.00
Quilt ~ King
Quilt ~ King
$275.00
Bath Robe ~ Black
Bath Robe ~ Blue
Bath Robe ~ Green
Bath Robe ~ Yellow
Tablecloth 72" x 108"
Tablecloth 72" x 108"
Tablecloth 86" Round
Patchwork Green Tablecloth 60" Square
Cotton Dhurrie Rug 4x6 ~ Indigo Pattern
Cotton Dhurrie Rug 4x6 ~ Turquoise Floral
Cotton Dhurrie Rug 4x6 ~ Hawaii Maple
Cotton Dhurrie Rug 4x6 ~ Garden Red
Bhuti Baby Bootie ~ Peachy Flowers
Bhuti Baby Bootie ~ Little Lotus
Ribbon Giraffe ~ Pink Blossom
Ribbon Giraffe ~ Blue Snail

Moments from Instagram

What is Olibanum and the Story of Maroma

What is Olibanum and the Story of Maroma

"Just what is Olibanum? " I instantly fell in love with the scent of the Olibanum Citrus essential oil and soap and I now prefer to wear it over a sweeter scent.

Crafted in the beautiful seaside town of Auroville on the east coast of South India. All of Maroma's products use clean and pure essential oils and botanical extracts, with the added bonus of being vegan, cruelty-free and never tested on animals. We love carrying the Maroma body care and home fragrance products in our store.

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Sleeping On A Cloud - the Jaipur Quilt Story

Sleeping On A Cloud - the Jaipur Quilt Story


Having slept under cotton Jaipur quilts for many years, I can't see going back to traditional western bedding. The combination of the lightest weight and softest cottons with the fluffy cotton filling makes for such a sweet night's rest. The colder the night, just add another quilt. Then there is the pleasure of the visual beauty of the block prints!

 Jaipur reversible all cotton quilts are made by hand by village artisans in a tradition dating centuries back. The secret to a quality quilt is in the carding and fluffing of the natural cotton used in the interior of the quilt and the lightest of cotton voile fabric.

     

Carding is an elaborate procedure that prepares cotton to be used as a filling in quilts. the purpose being to remove dross from cotton, which is the waste material. After carding, only soft and fine fibers remain behind.

 

(photos from Jaipur Quilts by Krystyna Hellstrom)

The cotton is then is distributed evenly across the quilt. This part is crucial for imparting warmth and cosiness to the handmade quilt. The lighter the quilt and the more evenly filled, the warmer and more comfortable the quilt is. 

 

 

The front and back of the quilt is premium quality oh so soft and silky cotton voile which has been hand block printed in the traditional Jaipur Sanganeri prints that the whole world loves. The layers are then stitched together in a running stitch, holding the cotton in place. Two skilled women can stitch up to two quilts a day. 

 

  • Easy care. *
  • Lightweight and warm.
  • Beautiful. Hand block printed.
  • Pure and natural cotton inside and out.
  • Jaipur Quilts. 

Marigold Way offers Jaipur Quilts in King, Queen, Twin and Lap Throw/Baby Sizes. www.marigoldway.com

 * Machine wash gentle, cold. Delicate dryer. Dry Clean for longest life. 

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On what I discovered in India!

On what I discovered in India!

In January 2018, I magically found myself on a top peak of the cardamom hills in South India with my sister who was along for the ride with her husband. The vista was green, lush, far reaching and a bit scary on the rock edge.  Doing the dry run for our new “Joy of South India” tour brought me to the backwaters of Kerala, the spice plantations of Thekkady, ornate mansions of the Chettinad people, the famous temple in Madurai and time at Blue Mango Trust, a women's program founded and run by my other sister. www.bluemangotrust.com

 

Traveling north to Srinagar where it was freezing cold with no central heat, I learned the whole process of papier machie tradition as a guest of the family that we work with. Srinangar was quiet, hospitable and unforgettable. I worked with the master designer and painter on some new designs for our Kashmir Collection and of course did some shopping!

 

Landing at last in my second home town of Jaipur, I breathed a sigh of relief to be back into that life, so different than here in Minneapolis. Ancient decayed splendor, riotous color, constant sounds engulfed me, entranced and delighted me. I purchased hand loomed wool rugs, traditional razai cotton block printed quilts, meters and meters of fabric for our tailoring unit. I got my hands blue with indigo mud resist block printing, met a whimsically talented young jewelry designer and spent precious time with dear friends. 

I ended my two months in India with leading two groups of wonderful women on our two tours. www.redpersimmon.net Now I am home in Minneapolis where Jenny and I are pouring ourselves into readying our new store Marigold Way! Opening day is the 1st of May! Come on over and see the treasures!!! Remember, our products come straight from the source, ensuring that we support fair and sustainable businesses and artisans and focusing on women's empowerment. 

"Little by little, one walks far. "

Katrina

www.marigoldway.com

 

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