Palmleather Filigree Rug
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The Palmleather Filigree rug is made of palmleather, a leather-like material made from the fibres of Areca Betel Nut Palm that grows in India. The rugs consist of strips of palm leather, applied upright to a base material, or rolled up to form tiles. The durable carpets and rugs are suitable for any living space.
In addition to its ecological benefits, palmleather also offers considerable local benefit. Designer Tjeerd Veenhoven started up a social business in India and Dominican Republic with local artisans. With the softenend leaves, the artisans produce products for local and international markets as part of a business model that helps to pull them from the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’.
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