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Lutindzi grass trim colour placemat

£9.00

It’s traditional craft with modern design: these grass woven placemats are hand made by rural artisans in Eswatini, providing home-based employment for over 750 women.

They’re made from Lutindzi grass, an indigenous material which is sustainably harvested annually from the Swazi mountains.

We love the simplicity of Gone Rural's range and these placemats typify that. The Lutindizi grass the weavers use is native to their mountain area. Gone Rural have opened up new channels for them to sell their work, allowing women to work from home and to lift their families out of poverty.

32cm diameter. Easy to clean with a damp cloth or dry brush.

Lutindzi is the original material that inspired Gone Rural's products. Sourced from the mountains of Swaziland, the grass can be dyed a variety of colours and woven into a range of shapes and designs. It is sustainably harvested by cutting above the root and is proven to be waterproof and stain-resistant due to its strong, waxy finish. 

Sisal, a regenerating weed from the Lavumisa area of Swaziland, provides a fine fibre that can be dyed a spectrum of bright and light colours. Both fibres are dyed using environmentally friendly German dyes imported from South Africa.

It’s traditional craft with modern design: these grass woven placemats are hand made by rural artisans in Eswatini, providing home-based employment for over 750 women.

They’re made from Lutindzi grass, an indigenous material which is sustainably harvested annually from the Swazi mountains.

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Employing 780 skilled weavers in Eswatini, all women, who work with traditional techniques and also create new designs
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