Mexican Handwoven Motif Mam Placemats

  • These dark and elegant placemats are a perfect way to add some cultural class to your dining table. Pair nicely with earthen ceramic serving dishes or perhaps with simply designed bamboo or wooden dishes, giving your home a mixed essence of contemporary and traditional. But don't limit yourself to the dining table! Use this beautifully woven placemat to decorate your nightstand, side table, as a napkin, or any other creative decoration you can think of!


    The Guatemalan backstrap loom is an ancient artisan technique that developed in the western mountains of Guatemala long before the arrival of the Spanish. The uncorked thread is used to make bands of different widths and then interwoven. Currently, these beautiful home decor pieces are made by Guatemalan refugee artisans that are now located in the Yucatan Peninsula, combining both cultures in each special piece.