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Handmade Non-Woven Ceranchia Open Cocoon Silk Mosaic Placemats Madagascar (14"x18")

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These 14"x18" multi-colored Ceranchia Open panels have a rough texture and untrimmed edges that make for a raw, organic aesthetic. They can be used as decorative placemats or centerpieces or even hung as wall décor. Purchase one for $26 or a set of four for just $100.

These non-woven, open weave placemats are handmade in northeastern Madagascar using the cocoon silk of the Ceranchia silkworm. The wild-gathered cocoons are collected using a sustainable no-kill process that allows the silkworms to complete their natural life cycle. The wild silk textile used to make these placemats is made from the translucent outer layer of the Ceranchia cocoon. 

Click here to learn more about the different types of Wild Silk that we use.

The non-woven textile is made by stitching the cocoons together using a clear filament that disappears in the texture of the placemat.  Some of the cocoons are left natural in color and some are dyed in vibrant colors using eco-friendly dye. The dyes used are color-fast.

Click here to learn about the process that members of CPALI in Madagascar use to make the silk textile

These placemats were sustainably sourced and made in Madagascar by CPALI, a conservation and poverty alleviation NGO in northeastern Madagascar that invests in local leadership, community ownership and linking these partners to global markets.  100% of the profits from Ta’na’na Silk are returned to Madagascar.

Care:  Hand-wash only, warm or cold water. Hang on line to dry. Iron with steam iron on low-heat setting and place a pressing guard sheet over the silk to protect it while you iron.