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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:

Illustration of Fishes in Coral

The Back Story:

Coral Reef Marine Life  

 Fishes inhabiting coral reefs in oceans around the world share a delicate balance of survival. The variety of marine life that thrives on a healthy coral reef is astounding. Unfortunately reefs, unique self-sustaining and complex marine ecosystems, are greatly affected by pollution, over-fishing and climate change.
     Well-known illustrator Don Blanding (1894-1957) chose an intricate image of graceful fishes gliding next to a healthy coral reef as one of the pottery motifs he designed for Vernon Kilns circa 1940. Now a Hawaiiana collectible, this illustration is a beautiful reminder that while these spectacular underwater environments have survived on Earth for more than 50 million years, they are today increasingly threatened.

 

 


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