The red berries that cover our hillside here at the property of our home are ones that hold the brightest color through the winter. Even after their leaves fall, they still promise the color of the fall all over again to us. These beautiful berries that point to the sky are covered in a fuzz, and growing up, I was fearful of them. They seem like they would be poisonous because of their bright color, and though parts of them are, they are commonly used to create a citrus flavor in Middle Eastern food.
This beautiful plant when harvested can also create a beautiful dye from the berries. The stems are high in tannins, and the berries hold a soft red/brown tone that we were able to bring to our napkins, a perfect pale pink to create the look of holiday cheer without high contrast to your table setting. A generous offering from the berries that cover the hillside are now on your table this season.
We love the variations in texture the berries created, and we think you will too.
Details to know: 100% Organic Cotton Muslin Napkins
Hand-sewn and naturally-dyed Individually with sumac berries in Leelanau County
Only 25 napkins
Since each are individually dyed, they will have slight inconsistencies in their coloring from what may be in photos. You may see marks from the berries themselves in the napkin and other material.
Wash in cold water with a gentle eco laundry soap and line dry or dry on low.
Some fading and discoloring is normal and expected overtime. Do not leave in sunny areas as it could fade or shift the color.