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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front     •   Back Story


About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:


The Back Story:


Country/Date of Origin: Former Yugoslavia/1400s

The Dalmatian has filled many roles in its long history. It is a fine sporting dog working before the gun as a pointer. It was a shepherd in its native Dalmatia (what was once Yugoslavia). But, it was as a coaching guard that it reached its flowering. Trained to run underneath the carriage, the Dalmatian would dart out and protect the horses from stray dogs that menaced them.

The Dalmatian’s ability to exactly match the horse’s pace let it slip between the moving feet to get away from a pack of mongrels. In the days when fire apparatus was pulled by horses, the Dalmatians were welcomed in the fire houses where they also kept vermin away. Dalmatians were one of the first breeds exhibited at organized shows in the US.