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This is a really nice quality hessian from India. A basic cloth made from Jute for craft, rugs and hairshirts. The width is about 140cm.
- From our supplier: 'Our hessian is entirely natural with no chemicals, inorganic substances or additives.'
'A hair shirt is a coarse garment which intended to be worn next to the skin, thus keeping the wearer in a state of discomfort and constant awareness of the shirt's presence. Such garments were traditionally worn by some Christian religious orders, along with individuals who felt penitent about certain actions or their lifestyles. The use of hair shirts is fairly limited in the modern era, but the term is often used metaphorically, which is why someone might refer to wearing a hair shirt when they perform some other act of self-imposed penitence.'