Artisanal little luxuries, with big impact

We believe an object can elevate both beholder and maker. In a world of mass-produced goods, we offer artisan-made home and apparel crafted in fair-trade environments from around the globe. We strive to live fully, slow down to enjoy life’s little luxuries, and choose everyday to create a world connecting maker, owner and earth.

Hyacinth Placemat - Pack of 4

Color
Hyacinth Turquoise
Hyacinth Dark Blue
Hyacinth Natural
Hyacinth Orange

“Exactly what I wanted. They have a natural look to them and I love that they are made from natural and renewable materials.” - Rivkah

Drawing in the earth elements, these gorgeous placemats are handmade one by one by talented artisans in Indonesia. They offer an elegant and natural aesthetic with functional and versatile beauty - connecting earth, maker and owner.

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Features + Benefits

  • These placemats are made from water hyacinth, which is an invasive aquatic plant that grows remarkably quickly and above water.
  • Handwoven by talented Balinese artisans in their small-scale workshops.
  • The reed-like texture of each piece means that every option will add an organic element to your tabletop.
  • Makes a meaningful gift for new homeowners, for holidays or celebrations.
  • Use in living room or tablescape settings, or for outdoor dining entertaining.
  • Pair with items from our Bali Boho Home Collection or atop a Turkish towel as a tablecloth.
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    Artisan + Origin

  • Fairly-traded. Made by highly-skilled, independent Indonesian artisans, with whom we work directly.
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    Materials, Size + Care

  • 100% water hyacinth hand-woven with 100% cotton thread.
  • 14"W X 19"L
  • To clean, wipe with damp cloth and hang to dry.
  • Because Poko's Bali Boho Home collection is handmade from natural and recycled materials, please allow for a tolerance of slight size differences from one item to the next; however, if differences exist, they will be hardly noticeable.
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    FAQ's

    Q: What is Fair Trade?
    To learn about fair trade, click here.
    Q: What is water hyacinth?
    Water hyacinth is considered invasive throughout the world because it grows very rapidly, and can form thick layers over the water. These layers block sunlight from other aquatic plants - which leads to them dying. The decaying process depletes the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water and as those levels decline, many fish are unable to survive. Often the waters below water hyacinth masses become devoid of life. Harvesting invasive water hyacinth to make craft is a beautiful way to support environmental sustainability and sustainable craft.

    Customer Reviews

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    Jane Philipps
    Hyacinth Placemats

    The placemats are absolutely lovely and arrived with incredible speed, a matter of days. The price, for something environmentally and ethically produced was very low. I will definitely order from Poko Loco again.

    Thank you so much, Jane! ❤️

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    Lisa
    Beautiful and timeless!

    I love our new Natural Water Hyacinth placemats! They are neutral and look fabulous on both the dining table and on the deck outdoors. They spot clean easily and I can smell the wonderful plant scent when they’re wet - brilliant, recycled, renewable craftsmanship.

    Thank you, Lisa! ❤️

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    Joanne Reid
    Hyacinth Placemats

    Very nice placemats. Fit my decor perfectly.

    Thank you, Joanne! We are so glad you are loving your Hyacinth Placemats! ❤️

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    Claire Doran
    Highly pigmented

    I bought the turquoise -- TONS of dye comes off when I clean them, and the part I cleaned is visibly paler. I try not to get them wet cause I don't want to stain anything.
    On the plus side, the colour is vibrant and they look cute and versatile.

    Hi Claire, we're so sorry to hear of your experience! This is strange, we have never encountered this before, but we can definitely offer you alternative solutions. Please feel free to contact us via our toll free phone @ 1 844 476 5656 or our email which is support@pokoloko.com, and we will work this out! I have just experimented with one of the same placemats we have here in our Warehouse/Showroom, and I'm not having the same issue. Looking forward to hearing from you so we can get this solved. All the best and thank you for your feedback!

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    Rivkah
    Exactly what I wanted

    I got two sets of these in blue, and they are really nice. They have a natural look to them and I love that they are made from natural and renewable materials.