"Can these be washed in a washing machine and dried in a dryer?"
I use these mats under plants in my office. Initially, the fragrant roots smell is quite strong: it isn't unpleasant to me, but is an earthy, incense-like scent. Over time (6 weeks or so) the scent is entirely dissipated. If you like the look, just hang them out for awhile and they will be fine. My office-mates never comoplained, and they're very picky....
Set of 4 Cotton 'Blue Nature' Placemats (Indonesia)by Novica
ITEM#: 13693385This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Weaving by hand nature's treasures with aesthetic grace, Java's Liem Hauw crafts these placemats. He combines threads obtained from fragrant roots with blue cotton threads, creating four placemats in elegant blue hues.
- Color: Blue
- Pattern: Weave
- Includes four placemats
- Materials: 50-percent cotton, 50-percent fragrant root
- Dimensions: 17.3 inches wide x 13.8 inches long
- Care instructions: Clean with a dry cloth
Story Behind the Art:
Born in Java, Liem Hauw began by opening an art workshop in Indonesia. 'I work with textiles made from natural materials such as fragrant root, sea grass and many others. Maybe God had planned this way of life for me. My works became recognized and I started to make my own curtains, floor mats, cushions, and other items. Now I also craft frames, vases, baskets and lamps.'
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.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
|Set Size||Set of 4|
|Care Instruction||Spot Clean|
|Season or Holiday||All Seasons|
|Dimensions||Each: 17.3 inches wide x 13.8 inches long|
|Country of Origin||Indonesia|
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I use these mats under plants in my office. Initially, the fragrant roots smell is quite strong: it isn't unpleasant to me, but is an earthy, incense-like scent. Over time (6 weeks or so) the scent is entirely dissipated. If you like the look, just hang them out for awhile and they will be fine. My office-mates never comoplained, and they're very picky.Read More
As soon as I opened the box the smell hit me- in a very bad way. My wife told me to send them back, but I liked the way they looked. So I tried to wash them. That didn't work, they still smelled horrible. So the day I got them is the same day I threw them away. It took a few days before the smell went away. Lost over*** on them. ****Read More
Although beautiful, the smell of these mats is overpowering and hit me as soon as I opened the box. The mats are stiff because they are woven with cotton and "fragrant roots." According to the packaging, the mats cannot be washed; they can only be cleaned with a dry cloth. I will be sending these back ASAP.Read More
Lovely except the fabric is very stiff and scratchyRead More
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