Beautiful Woven Wicker Placement or Charger Plate is the perfect addition to any table setting. Each item is hand woven and will vary slightly in size and appearance, this is the mark of an Artisan Crafted item and is desirable not a defect.
DIMENSIONS: 13" DIA x 1" H
ORIGIN: Handwoven in Bali, Indonesia
FACTS & HISTORY: Food is not actually served on chargers; they are often called underplates or chop plates. The word "charger" originated around 1275–1325 from the Middle English "chargeour". Formerly, a charger signified either a large platter or a large, shallow dish for liquids.
The old English word “chargeour” found in Old English and Scottish texts, referred to any means for carrying heavy items. Its Latin base “carricane” means “to load” and that’s what chargers did – carry a load. As dining evolved from an emphasis on an entire pig placed on a chargeour in the center of a table for all to grab, to sophisticated plated service, chargers also evolved and became a more elegant way to set and serve.