This handwoven Goza yoga mat is made of rush grass and has a stunning visual impact due to the contrast of the black border. The spare, clean Asian style will complement any decor and allow the user to greet the sunrise with elegance and serenity....more
Handcrafted canvas Goza mat mimicks the design of a traditional Tatami mat
Great for doing yoga on or using as a Japanese-style small area rug
Mat is hand-woven of rush grass and features a black canvas border
Story Behind The Art This handcrafted item comes from a third generation family-run factory in mainland China. Their hand-painting, hand-rubbed lacquering and hand-tooling skills have been passed down for many generations. These artists are highly respected in their craft and their culture which has survived through many Chinese dynasties. We are proud to support them in their quest to keep their age-old techniques alive for future generations.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
Ships Carbon Neutral*
Primary Color: Beige
Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces.
All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. Overstock.com tries to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo.
Ships Carbon Neutral*
36 in. W x 72 in. L x 1/8 in. D
Rush grass, canvas
Indoor, Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor
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This mat has received unjustified bad reviews. The person who complained about it being green should have realized that this mat is made of fresh rush grass in order to be flexible enough to weave. Anyone who has ever ventured outdoors knows that fresh cut grass is green, and this grass will remain green for a number of weeks. Thus, any fresh tatami is going to be green when it is first received. And of course, until it thoroughly dries, it will also smell like the lawn after it is mowed (to address what the other poster said about the smell). Unfortunately a lot of people are uneducated about these mats before they give them poor reviews.
I put this mat outside in the sun for 3 days, and it turned a beautiful golden brown color like my other goza have in the past. The quality of the weave and the border is very good, and the price simply cannot be beat for a fresh finished goza mat. I will be purchasing more.
I have ordered several tatami mats over the years. After reading some of the reviews, I think that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about this item, its possible uses, and its resulting value to customers. I have lived in Japan so am quite familiar with the mats as used there. First, the mat is supposed to have a smell which comes from the material from which it is made. Rather, I would call it a fragrance. Sometimes called "sweetgrass", that is an apt description. Everyone may not like this fragrance, it does dissipate over time.
In Japan, and probably in other Asian countries, no one would walk on a tatami mat with shoes. Socks or anything soft is what is appropriate. Tatami mats do get damaged from use or overuse, and in that case, they are replaced. There are not a lot of tatami mats available in the United States, and they are of varying qualities and prices. Overall, for both the price and the quality of this mat, I give it my highest recommendation.
I bought this mat for a guest bedroom. It looks nice and clean, perfect on cement floor, especially during warm weather. I think it would be great too for yoga or standing exercising. That being said, it's not a rug, but a light and simple mat.
This mat was very elegant and simple and despite other comment, i found the smell to be very nice! However, my biggest complaint is that it is ABSOLUTELY NOT BEIGE. it is light green, which is a shame because it does not match my decor at all. it isn't "slightly green" either. it is totally and unmistakably green, which is nice and all, but not what i ordered. it is totally not the same color as it is in the picture.
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