The Kara Table Runner, indigo + oak galls

The Kara Table Runner, indigo + oak galls


The Kara runner is a beautiful combination of dyes made from indigo, oak galls and iron. The pattern is made from the use of Shibori folds.

Indigo is said to calm the senses, aid in communication and bring in serenity and focus. Oak galls have been used for centuries to make ink. It is said some Native American tribes used poultices of ground gall nuts on sores, cuts and burns. Oak galls form after a certain type of wasp lay their eggs in an oak tree. The gall is the tree’s response to the larva.


  • Available in 60”L x 21”W, contact for custom sizes.

  • Dyed and sewn in Marin County, California

  • Dyed and sewn to order, expect a 2-3 week lead time.

  • Because each plant produces variations of color at different times of the season, each product is going to have a slight variation and that’s what makes it so special. 

  • Unique markings allow you to see the maker’s touch. Enjoy them.

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  • All of our items are handmade and are best suited to a delicate wash in cold with a ph-neutral detergent like 7th Generation.

  • Natural dyes get better with age, some lightening will occur with more sun exposure.

Lead Times & Shipping

  • Our items are made to order and will ship in 2-3 weeks, we ship sooner if possible - and often it is. We will contact you with a tracking number when your order is going out.

  • Shipping Methods: Finished items are shipped via USPS Parcel Select or Priority Mail. Shipping rates are calculated on checkout. Our rates are reasonable, and we do not upcharge for shipping.

Return Policy: Good to Know

  • We want you to be happy with your purchase while also realizing these items are custom made for you. Therefore, we will be happy to make any exchanges you'd like.
  • If you've received an item believed to be defective or that was damaged in shipping, contact us within ten days so we may resolve the situation.