These natural woven placemats are made from fibers collected from esparto plants which grow abundantly in the high plateaus (over 3200 mt – 10,500 ft above sea level) with lots of water in Boyacá, Colombia.
In a completely manual process, the fibers are pulled by hand, using knives or other tools to cut it would damage the thread.
Once picked, the leaves are cooked for 6 to 8 hours and then put out to dry for 8 to 15 days (depending on the weather) before being ready to weave.
With the initial process completed, the women, and some men, in Cerinza Boyacá weave the round placemats, combining ancient craftsmanship and traditions with more contemporary designs.
A perfect complement for a beautiful table.
ARTISANS: artisans of Cerinza – Colombia.
MATERIAL: 100% natural fibers from the Esparto.
COLORS: natural esparto.
FABRICATION: 100% handmade and woven.
ORIGIN: Boyacá region in Colombia – South America.
DIMENSIONS: 15″ in diameter – 38.1 cm in diameter.
WEIGHT: 4.3 oz – 122 grams.
BRAND: Kiskadee Design – Ethical and sustainable Home Decor. Each of our pieces contributes to helping women and members of various indigenous communities in the countries of origin.