Opal Gray + Niagara Placemat III
Intricately crafted with timeless tradition, this carefully dyed raffia fiber and sweet grass charger makes a stunning statement piece.
This 14” decorative base setting can be used as a wall hanging decoration, centerpiece, or as a dining placemat when entertaining guests. With culturally inspired designs and colors, one or more of these placemats will make a globally conscious and stylistic addition to your next dinner party.
- Approximately 14” D x 0.25” H
- Made in Uganda
- Product is made from all natural fibers of raffia and sweet grass
- Organic dyes are used to dye the raffia
- Profiled weaver tag is attached to each product
- Charger has a hang loop on the back for wall décor
- Safe to use with food
- Heat resistant
*All products are made by hand with love and vary slightly in color and size.
Made only in an ethical, fair trade environment. Handwoven by a cooperative of women located in Uganda, this one of kind piece takes weeks to complete.
Cleaning the handmade products - Made of natural fibers and grass; do not submerge in water. If necessary, use a damp cloth to wipe or spot clean the basket. After serving bread or other dried foods, turn the product upside down and shake and tap to release crumbs and residue. Avoid using chemicals or detergents.
Sun and fading - Due to being all natural fibers, keep dyed products out of direct sunlight for long periods of time to avoid natural fading. All natural products with little or no coloring do well in direct sunlight.
Avoid moisture or temperate changes when possible - If products are being stored for more than 2 weeks, please keep in a temperature controlled environment, elevated off of a concrete floor to avoid fluctuating cold and warm temperatures that could create mold.
Meaning & Purpose:
These delicately textured and handcrafted chargers were made by groups of women in intimate communities across Uganda. They use the raffia plant and sweet grass to weave them together.