Mats from Salvaged Marine Rope

Craft & Design
Mats from Salvaged Marine Rope





After making a mat from marine rope found on a sailing trip a few years ago, Sophie Aschauer started producing these spectacular mats from reclaimed marine rope under the name Serpent Sea.

Each mat is unique and woven by hand with reclaimed sailing ropes. The mats are woven with three different knots referred to as “Bonny”, “Drake” and “Morgan” after three of the most infamous pirates from the 17th century. All three knots are traditional knots and have been tied by sailors for centuries for practical purposes as well as decor. The mats can be used both indoors and out, and will add a nautical flair to any space.

[via Design Sponge]


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