Mapula's Embroidered Art Cloths are embroidered on local and responsibly sourced pure cotton and the embroidery thread is color-fast to maintain its brightness. Hand wash with wool-friendly detergent and hang in a shady place to dry. Iron face-down with steam on a medium heat. All Mapula products are made by Winterveld women from the design phase to the final product. Your purchase provides a supporting income to these women.