Accessories made from recycled marine rope by SerpentSea

Killigrew mat made of recycled marine rope by Serpent Sea

Serpent Sea was founded by New Yorker Sophie Aschauer in 2011. After a sailing trip to Nantucket, she began to make colourful mats out of recycled marine rope. Using ropes that showed no signs of wear, she weaves the mats using four kinds of knot called Bonny, Drake, Morgan and Killigrew which are named after infamous 17th-century pirates. In addition to floor mats, she creates jewellery and accessories using the same technique, with each piece named after a sea nymph from Greek mythology. Pictured above – Killigrew mat.

Bonny Mat made from upcycled rope by SerpentSea

Bonny Mat

Killigrew mat made from recycled marine rope by SerpentSea

 Killigrew

Morgan mat made from upcycled rope by SerpentSea

 Morgan

Bonny mat made of recycled marine rope by SerpentSea

 Bonny

Images via SerpentSea

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).