Size 9" diameter
Banana plant fiber
Crafted by rural weavers from Southern India
Wipe clean with damp cloth, spot clean with soap solution, dry in shade
Renewable, durable and sustainable
Set of 2
Traditional weavers create our choice handmade trivets from banana stem fiber.
Banana plants bear fruit only once in its lifetime. Treated as agricultural waste, banana plants headed for landfills once the fruit was harvested. However, in its new avatar, the plant has been transformed into strong, durable, and renewable ropes, braided by hand, to create these exquisite trivets.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
The products are created from renewable resources, primarily from the fibrous part of banana stem. After harvesting bananas, the stem (trunk) is cut as close to the ground as possible. Earlier treated as agricultural waste, the plant is now being used to design beautiful contemporary, handcrafted and biodegradable home goods and more. In addition, other natural fibers such as river grass, jute, coconut leaf splinters and bamboo are combined with the banana fiber.