We love Asian cuisine - Japanese, Chinese, Thai food, and the list goes on, but we never had that perfect placemat that went with Asian cuisine, to display them on!
Introducing, The Oriental Fan, a placemat that's shaped like a fan with it's signature panels and ribs, and finished off with a subtle forest green tassel to contrast with the pop of kiwi green, has been designed in honour of the traditional Chinese fan, that dates back 3000 years ago.
Named Shanhan, one of the earliest known “fans” wasn’t like the hand-held ones we still see today. These were tied to a horse-drawn carriage and used to block the heat of the sun and shelter passengers from the rain (much like today’s umbrella). However, the Shanhan soon evolved into a long-handled fan called the Zhangshan. Made of thin, yet tough, silk or bird feathers, this type of fan was mainly used by the emperor’s honor guard for decoration. It wasn’t until the Zhou Dynasty, more than 2,000 years ago, that people started using folding fans to cool down.
Because At Decorate Lane, we understand that Asian food can leave a lil stain here and there, with our yummy condiments, and a wipe up is sometimes necessary. This placemat is made out of a special fabric that is washable.
Style with our Floral Chintz Tassel Napkins to match.
*As these are a delicate shape, ensure that the placemat is not folded or crushed.