About the Mat
Our mat is the only essential piece of gear we need when practicing so why not use a mat made specifically for the sand when practicing at the beach?
Twisted Guru beach mats are handcrafted in India using traditional and authentic textiles. They come equipped with underside pockets that get filled with sand to hold the mat in place even on a windy day. They are oversized (approximately 5'x7') offering an abundance of sand-free serenity space. Our mats come in a coordinated backpack for easy travel and storage!
There are two-(2) different styles to choice from:
Reversible Quilted Mats:
Our beautiful quilted mats come from Jaipur and Bangladesh and are referred to as "Kantha" quilts. Kantha is perhaps the oldest form of Indian embroidery.
Traditionally women would take several layers of old sarees, stitch them together with simple running stitches and used them as blankets. It is believed that the artisan sews blessings and dreams into the fabric with each stitch.
Kantha mats are reversible and equally beautiful on both sides. The spontaneous color and pattern dazzle in a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. The mat is an up-cycled work of art and may possess worn components, patches or perfectly aged inconsistencies, all of which add to its unique ancient charm.
Waxed Batik Mats:
Batik is a process of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed areas keep their original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas gives the pattern. Our batik mats are made from natural tightly woven cotton and vegetable dyes.