Did you know the metal discs are made from recycled aluminum cans? Handmade by Akha communities, this striking placemat is an example of the collaboration that occurs through our Village Weavers Project. The Akha use coins, silver and Job’s Tears seeds to decorate their headdresses and traditional costumes.
In recent times, they’ve started using aluminium. We saw an opportunity to create a marketable product, and voila, the placemat came to be. Using naturally-dyed handwoven hemp, the artisans add upcycled aluminium discs and Job’s Tears beads. Buy it with the matching Akha coaster.
- Material: 100% hemp
- Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water, use mild soap
- Dimensions: 28 cm x 39 cm (11 in x 15.4 in)