Handwoven Braided Ribbed Cotton Set of 4 Table Placemats Handmade by Hide & Drink

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These beautifully handwoven and intricately designed Cotton Placemats are a great addition to your dining room or kitchen. Perfect for any occasion, use them for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or keep them for those special dinner parties. Each one uniquely and lovingly handwoven by our local Mayan women of Pastores, Guatemala. Wow your dinner guests with the history behind them and be proud to have a traditional textile from Guatemala under your roof. In Guatemala, the process of creating these amazing textiles is long and arduous, but with an inspiring outcome. Once the cotton is picked, and any remaining seeds have been removed, the cotton is spindled into a ball and is submerged into a container full of a steaming hot dye. A kaleidoscopic range of dyes is extracted from all sorts of plants, herbs and spices available in the region. Once dry, the dyed cotton is woven using a Backstrap loom. This part of the process requires time and patience. Practiced by many artisans throughout…