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Handmade Cotton Fabric Coasters with Natural White Border
Set of four hand-woven fabric coasters with natural white borders.
Part of our Eastern Heritage Collection.
Out of stock
Bring the breeze of the mountains from far and away into your home, and enjoy the warm and welcoming colours inspired by traditional cultures from the other side of the globe, with these coasters from our Eastern Heritage Collection
These limited edition coasters also makes a lovely present and come nicely boxed, ready for gift-giving or just for you to enjoy.
These fabric coasters are totally handmade with beautiful materials which are also handmade by Thai women, an ethnic group that lives in the mountains of Northern Vietnam.
The beautiful red fabric with fun patterns is genuine vintage fabric from the 60’s / 70’s bought in the Dien Bien Province, where it is customary for a Thai girl to bring a few yards of cloth to her husband’s family when getting married. The tradition calls for the soon-to-be-bride to weave this piece of cloth by hand using homeground and hand-spun yarns, all by herself. The more she brings, the more respect she receives from others, as it represents her ability to take care of her own family. The beautiful cloth she makes shows her maturity, diligence, skills, and patience – qualities that a man expects from his wife.
The cloth is not used and is treasured as a keepsake. Sometimes a family would sell a part of the collection if they need the money but they never sell all, as it is believed that keeping this special cloth in the house is just like keeping the wealth and prosperity for the family.
The lovely red fabric is made with home-ground and hand-dyed cotton then adorned with pure silk yarns using the jacquard weaving technique on hand loom.
The cloth is then lined with hand-woven fabric using home-ground, hand-spun cotton yarn in natural white, with a stabiliser in between the layers that adds to the weight and secures the shape.
Finally, the coaster is adorned with vintage-style brass coins and handstitched decorative accents.
Cotton, Hand woven cloth, vintage hand woven cloth
red, indigo, natural white
10cm x 10cm
Dry clean or cold hand wash with mild soap. Hang to dry. Iron on the back side.
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