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Size: 10*10*7,5H cm
Made of 100% eco friendly natural ingredients – rattan
This handmade table mats can refresh and renew your home interior just with a touch of rustic and modern style. Isn’t it perfect décor for the table in the garden, living room, kitchen? Simple and exquisite at the same time. Serving guests will be a pleasure.
This rug can have multiple uses. You can put plate, vase, and a number of things on top and have just the right feeling!
Color options: natural straw color with or without selvedge. The selvedge colors options are black, white, purple, red, and green. For the actual colors, please refer to the last photo.
We recommend wiping with a damp cloth for cleaning; do not place it near a radiator or other sources of heat
Discover the traditional process behind these ancient techniques…
The technique of weaving and plaiting using cattails as raw material is not known to everyone. In fact, a little county of Phu Vinh in northern Vietnam is the only place in the country where you can still discover this craft.
1. Collection of raw materials
In summer, men from the countryside will go together to collect the cattails that grow in shallow waters of the lakes, rivers and wetlands, where the environment has been preserved in its pristine state.
2. Preparation of materials
When transported from the wild to the villages, women of the family will then take the fresh grass and lay them out in front of the houses or on the country road to dry them out by natural sunlight. The dried plants will be carefully filtered according to quality, and then stored in the farmers’ houses.
3. Weaving and plaiting:
Every day, women will take out some small portion of the plant and soak it in clean water so that it is soft enough for weaving. For women in Phu Vinh, it is their way of living: rise early to make breakfast for the family, then those in the neighborhood will gather in a chosen woman’s house or in the Phu Vinh (a traditional Vietnam alleyway) to work together, weaving all kinds of crafts from cattails. While working, they bond – talking, laughing and gossiping. This tradition is passed from mothers to daughters, making the women of Phu Vinh both financially independent and socially bonded.
By buying only one of the hand-made artifacts produced by the locals in days-long, diligent work, you will support our movement to maintain one piece of Vietnam rich and beautiful tradition.