Purple and black "mudcloth" woven. 100% cotton.
This is lighter weight than the wovens from years past. Many are preferring the "new" fabrics over the older.
Shipping maybe adjusted as to weight and what cannot be squished into a Priority envelope.
I have pre-soaked a swatch in hot, then dryer on hot. The fabric softened and the weave tightened. It did have some shrinkage.