Sandona Woven Placemats (Set of 4)

£48

Our rectangular Sandona Woven Placemats add just the right amount of rustic charm to your table. Handmade by artisans in the small town of Sardona, they are inspired by the simplistic beauty of Colombian countryside. Let the geometric forms speak for themselves or use as a striking basis to contrast against colourful plates. 

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.