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Cattail cotton placemat forest

12.90

Hand weaved in Nepal

Cattail cotton placemat is a biodegradable placemat made of fibres from the cattail plant. It is hand weaved in twine technique by a group of indigenous women known as ‘ Tharu ‘ in the village ‘ Dang. 

We make Cattail cotton placemats from naturally dyed cotton and fibres from the cattail plant. Also known as Pater locally in Nepal, cattail fibres are natural, sustainable and biodegradable. It is a wetland grass that is in abundance along the riversides of the Terai region. These plants grow up to thirty centimetres long and four centimetres thick. The fibres from cattail come in two variations. The stem fibre is rough and is similar to jute, whereas fibres obtained from the leaves are soft and fluffy. These biodegradable fibres are sources of textiles and raw materials in many Asian cultures. 

INFORMATION

  • Material — Cattail fibres and natural dye cotton 
  • Size — 33 x 45 cm ( length x height )
  • Article — KT003849
  • Cleaning instruction — Dry dust. Use a damp cloth with natural soap to remove stains and let it air dry

 

Cattail cotton placemat is the hard work of a village woman who takes out time from her everyday chores to weave for her independence.

This product is entirely handcrafted. Variations may occur in the colours and the weavings.


 

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This product is in collaboration with our partner in Nepal:

 

nepalknotcraftcentre

 

Weaving nature into livelihoods

The weaving of Cattail cotton placemat is an age-old technique in Nepal, mainly originated from the Kathmandu valley. Our partners work closely with various non-profit organizations providing training on the knowledge and skills of weaving to the women of remote villages. This social approach of production is to assist these women in sustaining livelihoods, manufacture in a natural way and preserving craftsmanship at the same time.

TOGETHER, WE HAVE DEDICATED OURSELVES TO CREATING SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS WITH SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS. 

Additional information

Weight0.284 kg
Dimensions33 × 45 cm
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