This Tatami kit comes with four of our full size mats and one half mat.This four and a half mat kit is the perfect combination to achieve a nine foot by nine foot Tatami space.
Two typical four and a half mat Tatami room layouts are shown above. These are two of the most popular traditional layouts that you can achieve using this kit.
The actual value of this Tatami Kit if you buy all the pieces separately is $770, including shipping charges.That's a savings of almost $100.
History of Tatami:
We at Oriental Furniture are pleased to announce our new line of Tatami Mats.They come to you straight from the Far East, where they have been making Tatami for hundreds of years.
Tatami mats started as floor coverings and were also used to make chairs or benches by placing several Tatami on top of each other.
When they were first made, Tatami mats were seen as luxury items for the wealthy when most people had dirt floors.Another function of Tatami was to indicate rank. The most exalted members of a ceremony or gathering were given the privilege of sitting on the Tatami, while others sat on the wooden floor.
Tatami mats are much more widely used today, but are still employed for Japanese religious rites and tea ceremonies.
Our Tatami mats are constructed of Japanese Rush Grass with a double layer top for extra protection.The inside is a baked Dried Rice Straw Fill for strength and durability.Each mat is sewn with a black fabric border and bound with twine.A moisture resistant barrier is included in the foundation of the mat.
This Tatami kit comes with four of the full size mats, measuring 70 ⅞" long by 35 3/8" wide, and one of the half mats, measuring 35.44" long by 35.44" wide. Both mats measure 2" high.The full size mats weigh approximately 66 pounds while the half mat weighs approximately 34 pounds.