Behind the Hill

Handwoven Placemat Set in Undyed 'Burnt Terracotta' Organic Cotton


Made entirely by hand from harvest to spindle to loom, these undyed naturally colored cotton placemats tell a story – about where they're from, who tended the cotton from which they're made, and the rich relationship cultivated between cotton and Indigenous people for centuries.

Featuring a chunky weave and frayed edges for a nice raw, tactile feel.

Free of dyes, this rich terracotta color is grown naturally by the cotton flower. 

Sold in sets of 4. Also available in Rosewood.

Care instructions: Wash separately in a delicates cycle using cold water and tumble dry low or hang out in the sunshine.

Pictured with Organic Cotton Napkin in Undyed Cream Basketweave, Round Bowl in Unglazed Porcelain, Tumbler in Unglazed Porcelain, and Ihada Silver Plated Brass Cutlery Set.

Naturally colored cottons are heirloom varieties of cotton with roots tracing back thousands of years, that contain brown, green, or reddish pigments within their own fibers. These breeds exhibit not only uniquely beautiful undyed hues, but also offer greater resistance to UV radiation, bacterial growth, mildew, staining and water due their substantially higher concentrations of tannins and protective waxes in comparison to white cotton. Naturally colored cottons are more drought tolerant and pest resistant, making them easier to grow organically.

Behind the Hill is a woman-owned textile company based in Brooklyn, New York creating subtle statement pieces for home decor out of exclusively wild growing naturally colored cottons in partnership with Indigenous communities in Mexico and Guatemala who still practice traditional methods of growing, spinning, and hand weaving.

Materials: Undyed organic naturally colored cotton, cotton tag, cotton thread.

Designed in New York, handwoven in Guatemala.

Measures 16"x20".