Estrella Woven Placemat
Designed exclusively by The Colombia Colletive, this gorgeous design brings the life and colour of the Carribean Coast to your table. Gorgeous as a set, or mix up the colours to really liven things up. Each piece is beautifully hand woven by our artisans in the tiny town of Usiacuri in the north of Colombia.
Tucked away in the hills near Barranquilla, Usiacurí is one of the most peaceful towns in the country. Both men and women have been working with iraca palm for generations and one still sees, peeping through the windows, daughters, mothers and grandmothers sat together weaving away through the heat of the day. Originally the palm was sourced from the local grasslands but due to changes in climate, it is now bought from Bolivar, a few hours south, to be washed, dyed, dried, and cut to size ready for weaving.