JOHARI: Blue & Yellow Woven Coaster

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Bring sweet pastel hues to the table with these JOHARI handwoven placemats and coasters: soft yellow with a baby blue rim. Perfect for lazy brunches, al fresco suppers and family suppers, these sisal placemats are just too beautiful to be kept for best. Mix and match colours or opt for matching sets: there are so many beautiful combinations to be found in this very special collection.

The craftswomen behind these round place mats all learned to weave 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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