Siwa woven natural screwpine leaf dining coaster of 9 inch (set of 6 with a holder) is made from weaved mat of dried and processed screwpine leaves.
The name of the plant screwpine was originated from the strap-like spiny leaves spirally arranged around it branches. The screw pine is a monocot and flowering plant. It helps to protect the water bodies and prevent soil erosion. The fleshy green plant is peeled into thin strips are dried in the sun and then diagonally plated to create mats and more products. The processed screwpine leaves ('thaza' in local language) widely used as weaving mats,bags,baskets and other form of crafts.The processing of leaves gone through number of stages like harvesting the leaves, removing thorns,splitting the leaves,rolling in wheels,drying,dyeing etc.The processed leaves are then used for weaving crafts.
Screw pine craft at Thrissur – Thrissur a revenue district of Kerala is situated in the central part of the state. The place for its rich cultural heritage is called as cultural capital of Kerala. Screw pine is a core natural resource of Trissur from which the people of screw pine growing region make use of the plant to enrich their living. The natural resources are collected from the people and processed. There are so many products that can be produced from screw pine leaves and the roots are also used to make paintbrushes. The leaves are very widely used in producing variety of products. The leaves are hand weaved and the products are very suitable to use, as they are eco-friendly and the dye colors what goes in coloring the leaves contain chemicals in very small amount and which doesn’t affect the environmental protection.
Care- Wipe With Soft Dry Cloth Only