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Pine Needle Placemats in Espresso from Nicaragua (Set of 4), "Familiar Union in Espresso"

Handcrafted of natural pine needles, this set of four oval placemats is designed... more

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Handcrafted of natural pine needles, this set of four oval placemats is designed by Nicaragua's Tamara Pereira. She weaves each coiled placemat by hand, accenting them with acrylic thread in espresso. Says Pereira, "The art of Nicaraguan basketry is a tradition that is passed down from generation to generation. I love being able to create useful pieces for the home."

  • 0.98 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • Each: 0.5 cm H x 30.48 cm W x 21.59 cm D
  • Each: 0.2" H x 12" W x 8.5" D

  • Pine needles, acrylic, polyester
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Nicaragua.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Central Americaicon info
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Irene

From USA

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08/15/2022

"Pleasing and Functional Pine Needle Baskets"

One of my sons gave me a book last Christmas about basketweaving, and it contained instructions for pine-needle weaving, which Id never seen before. I thought, Look on Novica, and there were Ms. Pereiras gorgeous baskets and coasters. Over the months Ive bought several for myself. The colors are vibrant and the weaving beautiful. I am giving sets to my children for birthdays. I love how the coasters are fragrant when you put a cup of hot tea on them. I used the baskets myself for many things, sewing, utensils, fruit. I also have the multicolored ones and those with the loops on top. All are wonderful!

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Gift Occasion:
  • This was a gift for: Son
  • Occasion: birthday

Patty

From Elk Grove Village, Illinois

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04/06/2022

"THESE Pine needle coasters are special"

These are my kinda of style! I also put plants and candles on them!!! They bring me joy. Thank you Tamara. Patty Gale

Purchased Item:

Colorful Tropics, Colorful Pine Needle Coasters from Nicaragua (Set of 4)

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Caroline

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02/25/2022

"Love these!"

The baskets are very well made, durable, and just beautiful! I ll enjoy using them for many years!

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Kathleen

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01/17/2022

"Love the color and shape!"

Although these baskets were smaller than I expected, I still like them and think they are beautiful! They do sit slightly wonky (not flat) but I still like them!

Best Uses

  • Home decor

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Kathleen

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01/17/2022

"Beautiful colors"

Although these baskets are smaller than I expected, they are beautiful colors and shapes and I like them despite being a little wonky and out of shape when they arrived! (They don t quite sit flat, but maybe they will in time? ????? I don t know, but I still like them! ?? LOL!

Purchased Item:

Multicolored Managua, Two Rainbow Trim Nicaraguan Handwoven Pine Needle Baskets

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Michael

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01/13/2022

"Horsehair?"

This was another gift for Christmas for my friend. She was interested in what it was made of, horse hair. To me there was only two left and had to jump on it. And no iits not horsehair, but pine needles. Interesting that when it arrived in Miami they were holding it in custom for a few hours to see if it could safely enter.

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