recycled picnic mat for two

by Mamadou Kieta $27.00

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Make the most of your next sunny day with this durable, all-purpose mat. Spread it across the grass for a picnic, or take it to the beach. It rolls up for easy carrying, and it's woven from long-lasting, recycled plastic fibers, so it can join you on summer adventures for years to come. The matt is woven in the traditional style of Senegalese "nattes", which are the center of traditional homelife, serving as table, seating and bed all in one. Made in Dakar, Senegal.

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Item ID
25067
Measurements
72" L x 36" W
Notes
Shake off or hose off for easy cleaning.
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Mamadou Kieta

Mamadou Keita was born in Mali and now runs a small retail and production shop in the bustling heart of Dakar, Senegal. He supports his wife, small child and employees by producing such products as our Natte Tote Bag. The natte ("mat" in English) is the centerpiece of one's home in West African culture;its vibrant plastic threads radiate color onto the bare mud hut walls that surround it. This artist has created another unique way to use these nattes as a central and fashionable element in our daily lives.

He began his business in 1998 in Mali, and moved it to Dakar in 2002. Most of his customers are local but the versatility of the product he produces lend them to a wide range of uses and audiences. His warmth and receptive personality are a pleasure.

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