Matsusaka Cotton Placemat
$ 18.00 USD
Bring an age-old style to the table with the Matsusaka Cotton Placemat. Inspired by the distinctive designs of Matsusaka momen - a textile hugely popular in 16th-century Edo and considered the embodiment of the chic Iki aesthetic - each lightweight placemat is crafted in Matsusaka from high-quality cotton and dyed a rich indigo by one of the last remaining masters of traditional Japanese dyeing techniques.
About Marukawa Shoten
Fabric from Matsusaka, Japan, rose to prominence in the 16th century as "Matsusaka momen," cotton cloth decorated with delicate patterns of indigo stripes. So ubiquitous was this textile that it came to symbolize the quietly stylish "Iki" aesthetic hugely popular among the people of Edo (now called Tokyo). Today, its timeless look lives on through the efforts of designer Tatsuya Marukawa, a Matsusaka native who built a line of home goods and accessories around this distinctive textile under the name Marukawa Shoten.
Materials: 100% Matsusaka momen (cotton)
Dimensions: 14.95" L x 11.8" W
Care: Hand wash only. Avoid leaving in direct sunlight for extended periods to avoid fading. Some color may transfer; transferred dye can simply be washed off.