When these arrived in the mail, they had a distinct moldy smell, almost as if they became damp during shipping and the natural fiber went bad. The quality was also not what I had hoped; they were not perfectly round and the stitching was messy. I had to return them. If you do buy them, skip shipping and purchase them in the store.
Nice looking placemats; especially for farmhouse look. However, purchased them at the store and there are two color shades! One has a gray/beige tone and the other has a golden/beige tone; big difference! Expect them not to match perfectly if you purchase them online!