Set of Four Placemats - Fauna de la Costa Print Turquoise
This set of four cotton placemats is printed with original Silvania print, "Fauna de la Costa" which means "fauna of the coast". Silvia, Silvania's founder, was inspired by ancient Peruvian depictions of shore birds, fish, and frogs when she created this print.
Details Set of four placemats. Made with heavy-weight, durable woven fabric made with 100% cotton. Each placemat is 14" x 19" (36 cm x 48 cm).
Care Instructions Wash by hand or machine in cold to hot water. Line dry or machine dry on low heat. Iron as needed.
Fabric: I found this lovely fabric in great condition in the old Silvania printing factory, leftover from the days when my grandmother had several shops in Lima. Woven at a well known mill in Lima, La Union, this fabric waited in storage for close to 20 years. I showed it to a few textile experts to make sure it did not show any signs of wear. Thanks to Chaclacayo's sunny, dry conditions, it held up really well.
Printing: I met Modesto and Jorge years ago, before they set up their own printing factory in an industrial neighborhood of Lima, Peru. Modesto, Jorge, and their employees use eco-friendly water-based inks to print on their industrial screenprinting machine.
Sewing: I found a great woman-owned workshop through the recommendation of a friend in the small town of Chaclacayo, in the outskirts of Lima. Julia's workshop is just down the road from our family home, so I introduced myself through the gate and was shown the small workshop where Julia and around ten employees work above Julia's family home. They impressed me with their high-quality sewing and their tradition of sharing homemade lunches together every workday.
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