This pine needle and wild grass trivet is a fair trade product from a Mayan weaving group in Guatemala. It is as fragrant as it is beautiful, and is sturdy enough for daily use. Hand woven from pine needles, raffia, and wild grass, it is round and features shades of brown, natural, and pale green. The green will change over time to a soft golden color. It is about 10" in diameter and 1/4" deep, and includes an information card with the name of the weaver on it. Because each trivet is handmade, the one you receive may vary slightly from the one in the image, although it will be very similar.
About the brand: Since its founding in 1989, Mayan Hands has been guided by the principles of Fair Trade combined with high standards of product quality. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a long-time member of the Fair Trade Federation. It partners with approximately 200 cloth and basket weavers who live in rural communities around the western and northern highlands of Guatemala.