These beautiful handmade mats boast a delicate design based on a simple combination of circles. Pretty and strong, yet made to stand up to daily table use. Use as as a placemat, table centrepiece, to hold a vase or as an eye-catching decoration. 30cm diameter (approx).
A women’s cooperative in the Philippines uses an innovative process to turn old newspapers into new and beautiful table mats by wrapping the paper into coils and forming them into spiralled square/round building blocks. These building blocks are then joined together with thread and/or glue. Each mat is then coated with a starch resin to make them hard, shiny and water resistant so that they will stand up to the heat and moisture that comes with average use.