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Mopane Linen Placemat

  • £30.00

The Mopane grows in the floodplains of Southern Africa such as the lowlands of the Zambesi River as it flows from Angola into Botswana. 

Known as the butterfly tree thanks to Its beautifully shaped leaves, the mopane is part of the legume family. It is much loved by elephants and makes a delicious albeit brief snack for them. The trees have developed a clever protection mechanism; as soon as they are disturbed by the elephants they pump tannin into the leaves making them far too bitter so the elephants move on. They are not too bitter however for several species of moth caterpillars that feast on the leaves. 

Often mottled by the characteristic notches of where the caterpillars have munched, the mopane worm is an important source of nutrition for humans and wild life alike and the cocoons of the wild silk moth are harvested to make wild silk.

Hand painted by Thyme's Founder and Creative Director, Caryn Hibbert, all original prints depict the flora and fauna that inhabit Thyme’s garden, farm and wild spaces. The prints are then repeated by her husband, Jerry, before being scaled by an expert team in Lithuania onto beautiful, washed European linen. 

These placemats are 32cm x 47cm in 100% washed European linen. 

40 degree wash, no steam, do not bleach.

 

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Inspired by

Bertioli By Thyme

Bertioli by Thyme is the daughter brand of Thyme, a green and verdant idyll nestled in the rolling hills of The Cotswolds. Botanicals sit at the heart, with habitats such as woodland and English garden threading through prints to create collections that celebrate the nature we cherish. Hand painted by Thyme’s Founder and Creative Director, Caryn Hibbert née Bertioli, all of the original prints depict the flora that inhabit Thyme’s garden, farm and wild spaces and make up their ‘Patterns of Nature’.

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