Add a touch of refined global style to your table with these beautiful Mwedzi Black Placemats! Mwedzi means "moon" in Shona, the language of the largest tribe in Zimbabwe. The designs are drawn by hand with Sadza, (a porridge-like paste of maize which is also a traditional staple food of Zimbabwe), then laid out in the sun to dry. The fabric then gets painted by hand and baked in an industrial oven to reinforce the colors and prevent running when washed. After that, the dried Sadza gets scraped off creating an amazing crackled effect.
These placemats are made in Zimbabwe in a workshop that that employs both men and women, empowering them through training and reliable long term employment helping to alleviate poverty within the community. They look great matched with the Black Mwedzi Napkins!
Price is for a set of 2 100% cotton placemats.
Measurements: 14" x 20"
Made in Zimbabwe
Care instructions: Machine wash in cold water, tumble dry low, warm iron.