Sabahar Harrar Placemats (4)
Bring vibrancy to your table with these colorful silk/cotton placemats! Hand woven by artisans preserving the ancient craft of weaving in Ethiopia, our Sabahar Harrar Placemats will create a fun and unique table setting and make a great housewarming gift for the color-lover in your life.
With Sabahar's emphasis on employment for women, your purchase of these placemats will help support and empower women in Ethiopia!
Dimensions: 18.75" Wide, 14.5" Tall
Material: 65% Silk, 35% Cotton
Handmade In: Ethiopia
- Handwoven using upcycled brightly colored silk sari yarn from India
- Sold in sets of 4
- Hand wash with cold water
- Hang to dry
- Each placemat varies in color
Artisan Group: Sabahar
Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, hand made cotton and silk textiles, with an emphasis on employment for women. In addition to scarves and shawls, they make table linens, cushions, throws and towels. Their products are entirely hand made in Ethiopia from natural fibers.
Kathy Marshall, a Canadian by birth but a twenty-year veteran of Ethiopia, founded Sabahar in 2004 and still works as its General Manager. Her passion for preserving and celebrating the rich weaving tradition of Ethiopia combined with her desire to create respectful and ethical work opportunities for marginalized people have laid the foundation for the company.
* 100% of your purchase will go back into the organization to help the women and families we serve and enhance the BraveWorks' Artisan program.
Sabahar Harrar Placemats (4)
Where it's made
Sabahar is an Ethiopian company that produces uniquely designed, hand made cotton and silk textiles. In addition to scarves and shawls, we make table linens, cushions, throws and towels. Our products are entirely hand made in Ethiopia from natural fibers.
We have three core values that guide us:
Sustainability: We support and train artisans to apply their ancient skills to modern, fresh designs. By providing the bridge between the artisan and the global market, we provide reliable income for families.Innovation: Weaving is an ancient craft in Ethiopia but silk was only introduced to Ethiopia about 15 years ago. We adopt traditional technologies to new fibers and products. We remain loyal to tradition while adjusting to contemporary tastes of the world market.Caring for each other: Our products are made with care by people we care about. We create positive work opportunities in Ethiopia, with an emphasis on employment for women. We are members of the World Fair Trade Organization.
How it's made
Inspired by ancient weaving traditions of Ethiopia, Sabahar creates exquisite hand made accessories and linens for the home using locally sourced silk and cotton.
All our products are entirely hand made- from the spinning of the thread to the weaving of the fabric.
Sabahar only uses natural fibers to create our beautiful products. We now have a range of products in cotton, silk, linen and wool. All of the cotton is from Ethiopia and most of the silk we use is also Ethiopian. In fact, Sabahar is one of the only companies in the world making products with Ethiopian silk.
The Ethiopian artisans’ skills combined with our modern design, results in the creation of beautiful handmade products. This focus on the simplicity and purity of the raw materials and processes enables us to create unique, richly textured textiles.