Cotton placemat in blue indigo vertical stripes - Matsusaka MomenMarukawa Shoten
This beautiful placemat represents a Japanese "iki" style ("iki" roughly means "chic"). It is made from traditional Japanese cotton fabric dyed with indigo. The fabric is called "Matsusaka Momen" and is made using a time-honored, painstaking traditional method which is more than five hundred years old.
The fabric of the placemat is traditional Matsusaka striped cotton. The beautiful blue indigo thread is hand dyed by a skillful dyer and it is woven on a vintage loom. This fabric is crafted in a traditional way by skilful and experienced craftspeople. The blue indigo vertical stripe fabric brings chic style into your table or room. You can also use this item as a wrapping cloth for a small item, in a Japanese fashion.
This placemat is also available in alternative patterns of either dark blue indigo plaid or blue indigo plaid.
Marukawa Shoten is a brand founded by the designer Mr Tatsuya Marukawa. He created it in 2008 to promote his hometown's traditional craft, "Matsusaka Momen," which is cotton fabric dyed with indigo. Matsusaka Momen comes from the city of Matsusaka, in Mie prefecture. Read more
Material: Cotton 100%
Approximate Size: Length: 30cm (11.8") Width: 40cm (15.7")
Care: This product is dyed with natural indigo. Its color may transfer due to rain, sweat or abrasion. To minimize color fading, we recommend that the placemat be protected from long periods of direct heat and sunlight.