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Product description

These hand-made placemats have been made by the Napanad Women's Weaving Guild (Taidam) from north-eastern Thailand. The Taidam are an ethnic group who migrated from China and Vietnam to settle in Thailand in late 19th century. These placemats have been woven on a hand loom by Nid Chornpiayung. She supports her family with income from traditional weaving.

We call this pattern “Piano” as it looks like a piano keyboard. It was made with a combination of 2 colours; cream and indigo. The cream is the natural colour of the cotton. The indigo used is natural dye from the indigo plant following the traditional fermentation method. Indigo is one of the most difficult colours to produce. Repeated dying is needed to achieve the blue colour. The cotton is from mixed sources including some chemical free cotton grown by the Taidam community.

These placemats would suit a traditional interior colour scheme and will help enhance a classical table setting. The size of the placemats is larger than normal and they are big enough for glass/cup placement. Please note that these products are made by artisans. Some slight variation in colour, size and finish may therefore occur in the product range.

Product Care:

Machine wash on a gentle cycle, dry in the shade.

Colours: Natural cotton, Indigo; the original colours may slightly vary from the photograph.

Dimensions: W: 46 cm, L: 34 cm. Weight (approx.): 100g

Materials: 100% Cotton

From: Designed and hand-made by Taidam in Thailand

Pack of 2 - Hand-woven Placemats - Naturally dyed – “Piano design” 2x100 Grams

$13.00 + $9.50 shipping

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Life Interwoven

About the seller

Life Interwoven is a social enterprise founded by a group of like-minded friends with the inspiration to fight disadvantage and poverty as well as helping to conserve traditional textile and handicrafts in South East Asia. In particular Life Interwoven aims to help small village based enterprises by supporting enterprises that still use traditional and artisan techniques.

Our Mission:
Reducing poverty through art, craft and education

In 2017, we continue to support Human and Hope Association, an Australian NGO education project for disadvantaged children in Cambodia.

Donations for Financial Year 2016-2017
- funded a preschool education to a whole class of 10 students for a month.
- funded four children in the Khmer language program at HHA for a year, teaching them their native language so they can move up at public school.
- educated two children in our English language program for a year.
- provided scholarships to two students for a year education program.

How this purchase helps

  • Disadvantage
  • Economic empowerment
  • Education and training