Coir Mats are made from a natural, renewable fiber from skilled crafts people in a small village along the southwest coast of India. Utilizing traditional processes. Coconuts are soaked in lagoons and cracked by hand to collect the fibers. The natural hardy fibers are then washed and woven into mats and printed with original designs. These designs are printed with a high grade color process that is fade resistant. Best maintained in a protected area, can be shaken, brushed or vacuumed clean.