The Hindi word doharana translates to repeating and 'dohar' implies layers. These traditional Indian summer blankets are comprised of three sheets of mulmul, an airy, ultra-breathable cotton muslin once exclusive to royalty. Advantages of the natural cotton keeps one cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and the subtle tones and prints blend effortlessly into your current decor.
Using centuries-old block printing methods, a pattern is chiseled and carved into a block of wood and pressed into fabric with natural, azo-free dyes. Because each color is applied using a different block, the cloth is stamped in a slow and rhythmic process anywhere from 500 to 3,000 times, if not more!
It's easy to fall in love with the softness — both in look and feel — of a dohar, but people often ask how to use them. Dohars are generously sized and easy to launder (machine washable!), making them perfect to toss on your sofa or comfiest chair. But our favorite use: draped across a bed as a lightweight coverlet. And for the mini jet setters in your life, baby dohars make the ultimate swaddle, nursing and stroller cover, or tummy time sheet. Shop Mela & Roam's newest arrival of dohars here.