Natural River Grass Madur Mats - Medium (3 Fold)
Hand-made river grass Madur Mats
- The history of usage of mats for sitting, sleeping, meditating etc goes back to the Indus Valley civilization.
- The locals proudly pointed out that the Madur mat is actually mentioned in the records of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu who lived here in the 15th century. The traditional custom of sitting on the floor has several benefits including calming of mind and better digestion of food.
- Sleeping on the floor improves the strength of the spine and thereby improving body posture.
- Madur mats have a long history and the artisan cluster known for their skills is equally illustrious. The process of making the mats starts with months of preparation and planning.
- The riverside 5-foot tall madur kathi grass is cut, in July and in November. The cut grass is first dried, then further cut to multiple thin stripes. The women of the house use hand process to weave the mats.
- The mats are made in various stripe thicknesses. The finest of the fibre takes immense skill and hand work to strip fine elements of the fibre for weaving.
- It takes 3 days to create a single mat.
- The traditional mats are used for sitting on the floor. They can also be used for sleeping, doing meditation and can also be a comfortable puja mat.
- They can be used as decorative floor mats given their natural finish.
- Madur mat can also be used to prepare a comfortable bed for the night. After getting up from the bed in the morning, Madur mat can be laid on the bed to keep the bed pleasant.
- To clean it, dip the mat in soap water and then wash with plain water. Dry them under the sun for 30 minutes.
- Do not dry them for too long in the sun.
- Do not wash them in washing machine.
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