The Lapis Lazuli Place mats combine regal imagery with chic sophistication. They help to make a stunning dining table display with the combination of deep rich blue and silver. The Place mats are made from tempered glass with Lapis Lazuli print and are accented with silver leaf. They come as a set of 4. The tempered glass of the luxurious mats is exceptionally easy to clean.
Lapis Lazuli is a deep blue semi-precious stone. The primary source of the stone is in Afghanistan. With this table we have also used the lapis lazuli in conjunction with stainless steel which follows the tradition of combining the stone with silver metals. The rich and powerful have been using this lapis lazuli and silver gilt combination millenniums.
Craftsmen have been creating faux Lapis for hundreds of years, trying to imitate the rich blues and gold of the real stone. They used indigo paint which they sometimes flecked with gold. Certainly you can find samples of trinket boxes and mirror frames made this way. Eventually a few very ago I worked out a method of creating a really realistic faux lapis lazuli using photography. As you can see from the placemats, the results are amazing.
The placemats are designed to go with our Lapis Lazuli coasters creating a glamorous contemporary addition to any dining table. We also love to combine them with our luxury Lapis rectangular mirror. Of course the come packed in our fabulous Forwood Design Gift Box.
Because of its colour, deep blue flecked with gold – the sky and the sun- the early Christians linked it with the heavens. It became known as the Virgin Mary’s stone.