Round Rattan Placemat - Natural | The Little Market

Round Rattan Placemat - Natural

$ 24.00

HANDMADE IN CAMBODIA

Add the final touch to your table décor with these handwoven rattan placemats. Sturdy and fully functional, they are perfect for your gatherings all year round.

Intricately designed and shaped, each placemat takes approximately 21 to 28 hours for one person to carefully weave together.

Each purchase empowers women rising above poverty. They preserve a rattan weaving technique that dates back more than 1,000 years and draw inspiration from Cambodian Kbach symbols, which refers to art, architecture, and Khmer style. Artisans participate in eco-conscious practices with sustainable harvests; the raw materials are organic and pesticide- and herbicide-free. Each piece takes at least one month to harvest, dry, and prepare materials.

Round Rattan Placemat | Handwoven in Cambodia | Eco-conscious

Set:
Single

DETAILS

  • Approximately 12" diameter
  • As with all handmade items, variations will occur.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Dust often with a feather duster or soft brush.
  • Spot clean using minimal water. Dab (do not rub) using an undyed paper towel or cloth to prevent the colors from bleeding. Dry completely to avoid molding.
  • To preserve the natural colors and stop fading, do not place in direct sunlight.

MATERIALS

  • Rattan

HANDMADE DISCLAIMER

  • We guarantee the quality and individuality of all of our handmade, fair trade products and conduct thorough quality checks.
  • As with all handmade and small-batch items, no two pieces are exactly the same.
  • Variations in size, color, and design will naturally occur.
  • If you purchase two or more of the same items, you might notice variations. Our Fulfillment Team members do their best to make sure the items are as similar as can be.
  • We hold our handmade products in the highest esteem, and we hope that you enjoy and celebrate these variations as much as we do.
  • Learn more about our products here.
PAIRS WELL WITH
$ 32.00
MEET THE ARTISAN
MANAVA
Located in: Cambodia
MANAVA empowers women rising above poverty and economic hardships. Artisans work together in a safe and supportive workshop or may opt to work from home so that they can also take care of their children. Through a time-intensive rattan weaving process, they preserve traditional Kbach symbols. Each piece takes at least one month to harvest, dry, and prepare materials, plus a minimum of three days for weaving. With MANAVA’s support, family incomes have increased by 95 percent; beforehand, the average income was approximately $2.50 per day. MANAVA partners with a Women’s Resource Center to provide a life skills program. MANAVA places an emphasis on eco-conscious practices and sustainable harvests; the raw materials are organic and pesticide- and herbicide-free.
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Located in: Cambodia
Handwoven from rattan
Handwoven from rattan
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