NATURAL: White and Natural Handwoven Placemat

£ 10.50
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Bring some ethical style to the table with these beautiful round placemats, hand woven from indigenous lutindzi grass in rural Swaziland. A white rim encircles each of these woven mats, framing a circle of undyed, natural woven fibre.

This wiry grass grows wild in the mountainous regions of Swaziland, and boasts a naturally waxy finish which makes it water and stain-resistant – perfect for tableware. Available to purchase individually, these placemats look particularly striking arranged with our set of six matching coasters, and our White Rim Bread Basket and LAVUSIMO Star Bowl.

A skilled craftswoman working within a Swazi weaving cooperative produced these placemats, in partnership with social enterprise Gone Rural Bomake. This organization now works with over 770 artisans across 53 communities spread over three regions of Swaziland: each group trained to specialise in a different craft that uses the unique natural materials available in their area. Since 1970, Gone Rural has been empowering women, supporting children and creating sustainable employment. You can meet the weavers from Swaziland here.


MATERIAL: Lutindzi Grass (Indigenous to Swaziland & grows wild in the mountains)


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

Price is for one placemat, please select your desired quantity from the drop-down menu.


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