Sandona Bordered Woven Placemats (Set of 6)
Our new Bordered Woven Placemats offer the perfect balance of neutral simplicity and unique details. Handmade by artisans in the small town of Sardona, each boasts scalloped detailing and earthy colours inspired by the countryside in which they were made.
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.