Fouta Placemats [MEDIUM]

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Discover our round lefa placemats, handmade by the talented women of Fouta Djalon, in Guinea Conakry. Each piece is woven with care and expertise, using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. Whether to hang on the wall or to decorate your table, these placemats are much more than just decorative objects - they carry a rich history and contribute to female entrepreneurship in the region. Add an authentic touch to your interior while supporting local craftsmanship.


Each piece is unique. Therefore, slight variations in size may occur, with a maximum difference of 5 cm, which adds to their charm and authentic character.

  • Small: 20/25 cm
  • Medium: 25/30 cm
  • Wide: 30/35 cm
  • Extra wide: 35/40 cm
Uniqueness and Variations

Each lefa placemat is a unique piece, handcrafted with care and love by the women artisans of Fouta Djalon. Due to their artisan craftsmanship, each piece has subtle variations that make it distinct from the others.

These slight imperfections, far from diminishing the value, add to the authentic character of each placemat. They demonstrate the artisanal process and attention to every detail, making each piece even more special and unique. Appreciate the beauty of authentic craftsmanship with our lefa placemats, where every purchase is a celebration of diversity and individuality.

Origin and Know-How

Originally from Fouta Djalon, in Guinea Conakry, our lefas placemats are the result of the traditional know-how of women artisans in the region in the art of basketry. Basketry is the art of weaving plant fibers to create utilitarian and decorative objects.

It is a practice deeply rooted in the culture of the region, passed down from generation to generation. The women artisans of Fouta Djalon use their expertise in basketry to create unique and durable placemats, imbued with the very essence of their community.

Commitment to the planet

Explore our dedication to preserving the environment. We are happy to support agroforestry projects with every purchase you make. A portion of each sale is reinvested in these initiatives, which work towards sustainability, the regeneration of our ecosystems and the support of local communities. By purchasing our products, you directly contribute to the protection of our planet while adding a touch of originality to your daily life.

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Product information

Our placemats are made from carefully selected natural materials, showcasing the traditional craftsmanship of Fouta Djalon.

  • Lefa: Lefa is a natural plant fiber, often extracted from palm leaves, used to make handicrafts in many regions of West Africa. The women of Fouta Djalon have mastered the ancient art of lefa weaving to create unique and durable pieces, imbued with the very essence of their culture.

  • Natural Paint: To add patterns and vibrant colors to our lefa placemats, they use natural paints made from organic pigments, earth and plants. These paints are eco-friendly and environmentally friendly, ensuring long-lasting beauty without compromising the health or durability of our products.

Each placemat is therefore not only a testimony to the artisanal skill of the women of Fouta Djallon, but also a tribute to nature, with environmentally friendly materials and traditional painting techniques.

Order Preparation: Once your order has been placed, please allow a preparation time of 2 to 5 working days for our team to carefully prepare your package.

Delivery Times: Due to our collaboration with artisans and suppliers around the world, delivery times may vary. For most of our products, allow a delivery time of 2 to 4 weeks (10 to 20 business days) to receive your package in your mailbox. In exceptional circumstances such as stock shortages, customs issues or adverse weather conditions, the lead time may extend up to 7 weeks.

To preserve the beauty and durability of your handcrafted lefa placemats, here are some maintenance tips:

  1. Cleaning: Simply wipe with a damp cloth to remove light stains. Avoid using harsh chemicals that could damage natural fibers.
  2. Drying: After cleaning, allow to air dry in the shade. Avoid direct exposure to sunlight, as this may alter the color and texture of the lefa.
  3. Storage: When not in use, store your placemats in a dry, well-ventilated area to avoid humidity which could encourage mold growth.
  4. Regular maintenance: For optimal longevity, we recommend dusting your placemats regularly with a gentle vacuum cleaner or soft brush.

By following these simple care tips, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of your lefas placemats for many years to come.

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