Naturally elegant and extraordinarily durable, these rattan-look place mats and napkin rings are woven from "vignes d'eau" (water vines). Growing only in mountain jungles on remote islands in the South Pacific, the vine is difficult to reach and challenging to harvest but, once reaped, grows back quickly, leaving no damage to ecologically sensitive forests. Time-consuming to weave, it yields a substantially more durable and heat-resistant product.
Each piece comes with a tag signed by the artisan who wove and finished it by hand, indicating how long the piece took to complete. Earnings from weaving help lift craftsmen and their families out of subsistence living and provide them with better food, healthcare, and transportation.
- Handcrafted of water vines and beads.
- Select color when ordering.
- Place mats sold in sets of four; each, 14.75"Dia.
- Napkin rings sold in sets of four; each, 2"Dia. x 2"T.