These intricate raffia placemats are carefully crafted using detailed handwoven patterning techniques, giving them a rich texture, and curated feel. This distinctive black and natural striped pattern is a traditional Betsimisaraka motif historically used in the region of northeast Madagascar where our artisan and farmer partners live. The linen-colored fibers are the natural undyed color of the raffia.
Their sheen and natural beauty are sure to give a rustic elegance to your home.
- Sold in set of two
- Measures 14”x19” (the length includes 2" tassels on each end)
- Dyed and undyed handwoven raffia (black and natural)
Handmade from start to finish in Madagascar
- Slight variations in size and color due to the handcrafted process
- Eco-friendly and Fair Trade Certified
These art pieces were sustainably sourced and made in Madagascar by SEPALIM, a 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 Tanana are returned to our team in Madagascar.
Washing instructions: Spot clean with cool or warm water, lay flat to dry, steam iron if desired.
We assembled a set (runner plus 4 placemats) as a house gift for friends who hosted us in their home for a few days. The pieces were beautifully made, nicely packaged, and warmly received. We have an older style in our own home and they are easy to clean and make a striking table setting.