Classic Open Weave Placemats (Set of 4)

£85
The Classic 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 Sandona, Nariño, each placemat offers as much soul as it does style. 

DETAILS

MEASUREMENTS: Diameter 32cm

MATERIAL: Iraca Palm

ORIGIN: Sandona, Nariño

CARE

Clean with a humid cloth. Store out of direct sunlight as this can cause fading to the natural dyes.

STORY

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.