No stranger to the floors of the late Queen Mother at (Balmoral Castle) coir matting is made by spinning the processed fibres of the outer husk of the coconut. Husk collection takes place in the romantic backwaters of Kerala in the south of India – a region made famous by Arundhati Roy’s acclaimed novel, The God of Small Things. Richly textured because of its thicker fibre and yarn, coir comes in either a cocoa/cinnamon (natural) yarn or a buttery creamy (bleached) yarn or a combination of both, in herringbone and ribbed weaves. The simplicity of this product allows it to be the textural stage for many an antique or perhaps an oriental rug.
Coir is a more coarse fibre than sisal but is similarly anti-static while also being rot resistant. Coir offers good insulation and sound deadening properties.