Peasant mats are made of recycled, crinkled kraft paper for a marvelous texture, and rubbed with a special dry wax coating to repel water and stains. Peasant Mats can be used again and again by wiping them clean with a damp cloth. You never need to worry about laundering them. When the mats are dirty, simply dispose or deliver them to your favorite recycling center. Recyclable, Reusable, Reversible!!