Whether used simply with slats on the floor or on a Tatami Frame, these beautiful, breathable, tatami mats provide the perfect surface to support your natural bed - solid, with just enough bounce. They also allow you to place a thin futon or shikibuton on a slatted frame with no worries about feeling the slats underneath.
Made from over 70 lbs of rice straw compressed to just 2" thick, these tatamis are quite solid, yet they're wonderfully breathable, and the more air circulating around your natural bed, the better. The mats feature an attractive black & gold embroidered border that provides a subtle Asian accent for your bedroom.
Our tatami mats are made in Taiwan and are heat treated, not chemically treated. Customers with high sensitivity should note that our tatami mats are made of grass and, especially when new, will have a cut grass odor. This odor will dissipate in time.
History of Tatami: Tatami mats 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.
This item does not qualify for free shipping. There is $150 frame shipping fee associated with this item for all US orders in Continental 48. Hawaii, Alaska and Canadian shipping rates are calculated at checkout.
Looked forward to this purchase. Spent too much time thinking about them. Great add to bed.
I love it but still after 6 weeks it smells of fresh air although my AC is always on. It might be because my condo is small.
As others have noted, these are not stocked and lead time was very long. Also poor communication with shipping service.
The mats are beautiful though and worth the wait. Very pleased with the product.
Excellent. That said, the mats took weeks to be sent (as they were out of stock and had to be ordered). Soaring Heart was not good at communicating with me about the delivery of the mats, nor was the company that actually did the delivery. When a product is that expensive to purchase, I think that the seller and the trucking company ought to be more ‘on top of it’. The mats are wonderful, however.
I feel very well rested every morning, and love the fact that I’m sleeping on organic material.
It only has a strong grass smell that I think goes away over time, but it doesn’t bother me that much.
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