Handwoven to our specifications by an artisan collective, these pieces are individually made with flexible palm in a lovely sun design that is specific to this community. These delicate works can be placed under a vase of flowers, arranged on a wall as an art installation, or even framed in a shadow box. Based in fair pay and direct collaboration, these custom pieces are handmade in caves on the maker’s properties, which allow them to work at their own pace at home.
The practice of biophilia in design honours the importance of the connection between humans and nature, and the healing effects that it has on our lives. This effort to bring the outside in not only encourages an atmosphere of calm and well being, but also offers the opportunity to live sustainably through carefully selected investment pieces.
This small collective of artisans both grow and cultivate their own monocot plants for their creative process. Jipijapa is a species that is similar to the toquilla palm that is used in Ecuador to create the famed panama hats. This soft, flexible and durable material makes for stunning works of art that are as long-lasting as they are beautiful. Every custom piece is woven in a cave, which the families have on their respective properties, to ensure that they maintain enough cool humidity to work on their weaving projects during any time of the day or year.
These mats are approximately 36cm wide in diameter, excluding the fringe
Wipe with a clean, dry cloth. Do not use harsh cleaners or bleach. Avoid getting this piece wet for risk of damaging the material. If this does occur, set the piece in a cool, dry locale and reshape if necessary prior to. This can easily be done with a spray mister and heavy books to flatten.
The noted price is for a single place mat. All noted prices are in USD and do not include shipping. As these pieces are made by hand and naturally dyed, the size, shape, design and hue vary per piece – no two are the same.
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