Nariño Open Weave Placemats (Set of 4)
The Nariño Open Weave Placemats are perfect to bring a touch of subtle sophistication to your table. Keep it simple or contrast with coloured plates for big impact. Handmade by artisans in the small town of Sardona, each placemat offers as much soul as it does style.
MEASUREMENTS: Diameter 32cm
MATERIAL: Iraca Palm
ORIGIN: Sandona, Nariño
Clean with a humid cloth. Store out of direct sunlight as this can cause fading to the natural dyes.
HANDWOVEN BY THE WOMEN OF NARINO
In Sardona, weaving is the main form of income for many women. During the week, they will work on the creations, juggling working on a farm or looking after family. Come the weekend, they will travel to a workshop to practice and evolve these designs. This involves converting the native iraca palm into thin or thicker threads, to create the unique pieces you see today.