Origin : Ayapel - Córdoba, Colombia
Technique : basket weaving
Materials : seje palm
Approximate dimensions : 17 3/8” l x 13” w
The Seje placemats are as beautiful as they are intriguing because they feature the sturdy quality of the seje palm in combination with the flexibility of their unique woven structure. We highly recommend them as a sustainable alternative that shall withstand the everyday wear and tear of the family home.
Set includes 6 units. Additional units can be made to order.
Don Alcides and his wife Adriana run the small workshop of Artesol, located in the vicinity of the natural reserve of Ayapel, close to Colombia's Caribbean coast. Alongside their children and other members of the community, they are dedicated to the creation of products in seje palm, a sturdy material that is extracted from the very top of these tall tropical palm trees.
This technique first caught our attention because of the way the dry cuttings of hard seje palm are tied together to create this unique and distinctive style of basket weave.