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Woven Seating from Africa, Ottoman Edition

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Woven Seating from Africa, Ottoman Edition

April 16, 2013

Remember the Bow Bins by Cordula Kehrer, whose natural reeds were seamlessly woven into colorful plastic? Well, we’d put this grass ottoman in the same category of indigenous crafts reinterpreted in a modern context.

The ottoman, available through Terrain, is hand-woven by women basketry artists in South Africa from bunches mountain grasses coiled together with heavy-duty white and blue plastic (the same plastic you’d find in an average construction tarp).

700 terrain woven ottoman

Above: The Woven Grass Ottoman measures 17.7 inches high and 23.6 inches in diameter for $498 from Terrain.

700 woven grass ottoman terrain

Above: With a hollow construction, the plastic threads keep the grasses firmly intact and the few carefully placed bright blue stripes offset the otherwise neutral color palette.

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