The search for the perfect coaster ends here, with a piece of thick, colorful, water-resistant material that doesn't scratch the surface of your coffee table. Felt is the world's oldest textile, and its versatility has lent 8,000 years of use in fashion, home design, musical instruments and even car parts.
Felt is basically the matted fibers of sheep, so it has all the virtues of wool — warm, waterproof, resilient, durable — but is denser and more compact. Merino wool, from which the coasters are made, is also prized for its ultra fine fibers which give it a soft feel. A luxe accoutrement to your holiday table, for jovial guests wielding condensation-dappled wine goblets around your beautiful wood furniture.