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Placemats Heritage – Set of two
Set of two placemats – Heritage collection. Woven on handloom.
12 in stock
These handmade Placemats Heritage belong to our Heritage Collection. Bring the breeze of the mountains from far away into your home, and enjoy the warm and welcoming colours, while appreciating the old and remote cultures from the other side of the globe.
These placemats are handmade with the most beautiful fabric 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 60s / 70s bought in Dien Bien province. A Thai girl must bring a few yards of cloth to her husband’s family when getting married. This piece of cloth must be handwoven with home-ground 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 husband expects from his wife. The cloth is not used but is treasured as a keepsake. Sometimes they sell a part of it if they need the money for the family, 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.
This lovely red cloth is made with home-ground and hand-dyed cotton, then benefited from jacquard weaving technique on hand loom with pure silk yarns.
The triangle trim is also 70s vintage, taken out from unused skirts of Hmong women, another ethnic group in the Northern Vietnam mountains. This triangle shows off the beautiful hand-painted patterns using the bee wax printing technique, with natural dyes made from leaves, barks and roots of mountain trees as colouring.
These heritage placemats are also lined with handwoven fabric using home-ground, hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn with natural indigo dye. The stabiliser in between the layers adds to the weight and secures the shape.
It is further adorned with vintage-style brass coins and hand-stitched decorative accents.
Cotton, Hand woven cloth, vintage hand woven cloth
25cm x 39cm (without the triangle trim)
Dry clean or cold hand wash with mild soap. Hang to dry. Iron on the back side.
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