JINA: Red & Dusky Pink Woven Coaster

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Introduce ethical style and a splash of Kenyan colour to the table with these JINA handwoven placemats and coasters: vintage pink with a bright red rim. These sisal mats can be purchased individually, and mixed and matched with our wider range of woven tableware.

Perfect for lazy brunches, al fresco suppers and sharing food with loved ones, these sisal placemats are just too beautiful to be kept for best. Mix and match colours and designs or opt for matching sets: there are so many beautiful combinations to be found in this very special collection.

The talented women behind these round place mats all learned to weave baskets from their mothers and grandmothers, and practise this traditional craft within a small weaving group in rural Kenya. We visit these women as often as we can, and have built a strong bond with the weavers and their chairlady, Madam Dorcas over the years. Where once these weavers would undertake the long journey to Nairobi to sell their work at markets, The Basket Room now places regular orders with them, enabling these women to work sustainably from home. 

Basket weaving is portable, sociable and flexible work: these women weave in pockets of time throughout the day and the week, fitting in this reliable work around childcare and domestic duties. Weaving work supplements incomes made from farming, which can be unpredictable in the dry seasons.


Material:  SISAL 

Dimensions (approx): 10cm Dia

Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.


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