Based on the art of Japanese vernacular weaving, this woven vine would make perfect place mat for rustic talble, or simply beautiful as wall hanging.  


Akebia quinata - also called Chocolate vine - is a semi-evergreen climbing shrub native to East Asia. It has been used for basketary weaving for hundreds of years in a similar way to willow, except Akebia is twining and much thinner.


The material used is all sustainably and responsibly foraged by the artist in the mountain area in Yamagata, Japan.


Measurements: approx

length 30cm / width15cm / height 

Due to handmade nature, each item slightly varies in size, colour and form.


Japanese Akebia

Akebia place mat

  • About the Maker

    Watanabe Moe designs and crafts functional and decorative items with wild plants. Read more...


  • Care

    Please avoid storing this item under direct sunlight, or anywhere near direct fire.

    Keep them dried and avoid dampness.