Seagrass lives in the coastal waters on most continents. Seagrass is unique because it is the only flowering plant that can live underwater. Dried seagrass makes beautiful furniture. Seagrass furniture is woven by hand, while the plants are still green. Because the seagrass dries, the furniture will lose the green color and become firm and ready to use.
The Seagrass Raffia Placemat – Natural White
Add a touch of the tropics to your table setting with these raffia and seagrass placemats. The combination of white and natural tones will bring instant coziness to your dinner parties. These handmade beauties belong in any BOHO or coastal interior, for use inside or (covered) outside.
The smooth and shiny exterior makes it very easy to maintain. Use a soft cloth along the rows of the grass to get rid of dust or dirt. Steam the seagrass to straighten if you please. We recommend keeping your seagrass furniture indoors. If you take it outside, protect it from rain and rough weather. If exposed to rain, there is a possibility of rotting since it’s a natural material. Also, direct exposure to sunlight will fade the color of the seagrass.
The best way to clean products made from raffia such as rugs is to hang them outside in fresh air. If you stain it, clean it as quickly as possible. Water can remove stains that did not have a chance to seep into the fibers. If you use water on raffia, let it dry in the sun before using it again. If it’s still wet there is a chance it will mold. Raffia is a natural fiber so do not use harsh chemicals on stains.