Tatami mats are a great way to instantly create an authentic-looking Asian decorative theme in any room. The Japanese first invented tatami mats more than 500 years and ago and they were used exclusively for the nobility class at first. Later, as production of tatami mats expanded, other classes, such as the Samurai and merchant class, began to enjoy them too. Tatami mats can be used in a number of ways, such as chairs or benches - by stacking mats on top of each other - but most people use them as floor coverings. All of our tatami mats are made in the Far East from Japanese rush grass. A double layer provides extra long-lasting protection and comfort. The inside of the mat is filled with dried rice straw for durability and strength. Additionally, every mat has a sewn black border that is bound with twine. The mats are able to endure moisture due to a special resistant barrier inside them. Use these beautiful tatami mats in your home, office or studio to create a tranquil environment with an Asian inspired decorative flair.