Coconut: The Strength of Coir
The coconut may be a classic symbol of tropical relaxation, but when put to the test, this multipurpose fruit doesn't slack. Found throughout tropical and subtropical climates, this beloved fruit prized for its delicious flesh and water can also be harvested for its natural fiber. Coconut fiber, also known as coir, is extracted from the husk of the coconut, which rests between its outer coat and its hard internal shell. According to Arab texts dating back to the 11th century, coir is so strong that it was once a preferred material for crafting ship ropes.
Today, the majority of coir is produced in India and Sri Lanka. Its stiffness makes it a wonderful material for crafting floor mats, brushes and - our favorite-doormats. The coarse texture of coir ensures that is able to withstand the everyday treading that doormats endure. With our broad selection of coir doormats featuring inviting designs exclusive to World Market, you're sure to find the perfect welcoming addition to your home.