Parkhaus is a Berlin-based company that manufactures their products exclusively in high-quality pure wool felt. Felt is the oldest fabric known to mankind, predating both weaving and knitting—in Turkey, felt remains have been found that can be dated to at least 6,500 BC. Parkhaus takes felt traditions in a decidedly modern direction. Each piece is precision cut with perfect square corners. The 3/16" thick wool construction is naturally dirt and moisture resistant. These placemats add a warm, textural note to any table setting. Can be drycleaned or handwashed in cold water with mild soap, laid flat to dry.