Introduce true sustainable style to the table with these beautiful round yenda placemats, hand woven from local palm leaf and creeping vines in rural Zambia. Our NONSIKELELO set is made up of 4 unique placemats each featuring concentric circles which form the design of these placemats, with sections of brown vine twigs breaking up the handwoven palm base. Each placemat is of unique design each balanced with a mixture of pattern and colour, ready to bring some rural accents to your dining room table!
When the Kariba Dam - a manmade dam on the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe – was built in the 1970’s. many people were displaced. The government and other parties set about to support these displaced people by training people in traditional and profitable crafts such as basket weaving, blacksmithing and woodwork.
The groups who create these woven placemats are supported by such organisations, ensuring that they have the materials and the ongoing training to produce these placemats as well as ensuring that fair prices are paid. Basket weaving is a way of life in these communities; there is even a club at the local school dedicated to teaching youngsters this vital skill. You can meet the Zambian weavers here.
Material: PALM LEAF
Dimensions: Approx 28cm
Please note, as this is a handmade product, dimensions & colour may vary from those shown in the photographs.
FAIR TRADE & HANDMADE IN ZAMBIA