1970s African Handwoven Reed Mat

1970s African Handwoven Reed Mat


Handwoven by African artisans, this low profile mat may be used for a multitude of purposes. Its basket materials lends itself to durability and function, though it is flexible and easy to handle. It has a radiating pattern that intersects with the spiraling of the grasses from the center, outward. Its exact date of creation is unknown, but its use Stateside can be traced back to the 1970s.

Use as a single placemat or decorative charger in your collection of interesting woven sets, or hang on the wall of your kitchen, dining, or living space alongside other woven baskets and bowls for a gallery-style boho statement piece. Use atop a lazy susan, on your bedside table to protect the wood beneath, as a trivet for warmer dishes, or as a fascinating piece of handcrafted art all on its own.

  • Maker: Unknown, handcrafted

  • Material: Reed, rattan, grasses

  • Epoch: Unknown, though used as early as the 1970s

  • Dimensions: 14”W x .5”H

  • Procurement: Dallas, Texas

  • Origin: Africa

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