Manila Rope Mat, idea for use as a table mat or trivet. 11 inch (280 mm ) dia.
This natural rope mat looks great in a farmhouse kitchen or rustic dining room.
We created this mat from a maritime knot using sustainably grown grade 1 manila rope. The natural colour and texture of the rope is decorative as well as been useful as a trivet or table centrepiece. It could even make a perfect Scandi style wall hanging.
Approximate Diameter 11 inch (280 mm)
We have sewn the outer bight passes with sailmaker's twine to help keep the mat neat and shipshape. We never use glue on our knots.
The mat is based on the Turks head knot, which sailors made to protect ship's decks from damage and chafing. The hole in the centre was where the fixing for the pulley came through, so the block hit the mat instead of the wooden deck.
There is a slight aroma to manila that lessens quite quickly when aired.