African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemat (Set Of 2)
African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemat Set Of 2
Add a touch of African heritage and vintage charm to your dining table with the African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemats. These exquisite placemats are handwoven with care and artistry, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Africa while bringing a unique and rustic feel to your dining experience.
The African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemats are a true testament to the skill and creativity of African artisans. Each placemat is intricately handwoven using natural rattan, making them not only durable but also environmentally friendly. The vintage design and earthy tones add a warm and inviting atmosphere to your dining table.
This set includes two placemats, perfect for both everyday use and special occasions. The unique patterns and textures on each placemat add a touch of authenticity and uniqueness to your dining setting.
The vintage Botswana basket is a symbol of the country's heritage and the skillful hands that brought it to life. Owning this basket means preserving and celebrating the artistry of Botswana's artisans while adding a touch of authenticity and cultural richness to your home.
The Story behind this basket:
NGWAO BOSWA (Gomare Botswana)
This basket is made by Ngapambe
In 1986 around 40 basket weavers united in Gumare to form a cooperative called Ngwao Boswa, which means "A Traditional You Have Inherited”. Twice a week they met for basket weaving at their house in Gomare village, from where they also sell their baskets.
Basketry in Gomare is, as in other remote rural areas, an ancient agricultural craft. The basket weavers, who are mainly women use locally gathered natural materials. Formerly the baskets were, and some still are, made for utilitarian domestic needs.
There are different basic shapes woven in different techniques which are determined by their particular purpose, usually storage or transport of grain, beer and herbs. The symbolic patterns crafted through generations are related to nature or legends.
The main raw material utilized to produce Botswana baskets is the fibre of the "vegetable ivory" palm tree (Hyphaene petersiana ), called Mokola in Botswana.
To create intricate designs, the natural cream-coloured palm fibre is dyed shades of brown with the roots or bark of the Motlhakola (Euclea divinorun ) and Motsentsila (Berchemia discolor ) trees.
Big one: 40x23 cm
Weight: 300 g ( together)
- Handwoven with care and artistry by African artisans
- Made from natural and eco-friendly rattan material
- Vintage design for a rustic and authentic feel
- Set of two placemats for versatility
- Adds warmth and cultural charm to your dining experience
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Are these placemats easy to clean?
Yes, the African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemats can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers to preserve their natural beauty.
Can I use these placemats outdoors?
While the placemats are designed for indoor use, they can be used outdoors in a covered or sheltered area to protect them from extreme weather conditions.
Do the placemats have a non-slip backing?
These placemats do not have a non-slip backing. It is recommended to use them on a stable surface to prevent slipping.
Can I use these placemats for hot dishes?
The African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemats are suitable for warm dishes. However, it is best to avoid placing extremely hot items directly on them to prevent any potential damage.
Elevate your dining experience with the timeless beauty of the African Vintage Handwoven Rattan Placemats. Handcrafted with care and showcasing the artistry of African heritage, these placemats bring a touch of rustic elegance to your table setting. Whether for everyday use or special occasions, they add cultural charm and warmth to your dining experience.