Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side. For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs. Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.
All Natural • Durable • Easy Wash • Singles or Sets • Storage Caddies • 4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick • Green Certified
The Back Story:
The flower first became adopted by those that traveled through the area during the gold rush. The Pioneers of Alaska is a fraternal organization that was founded in Nome, Alaska in 1907, they adopted the Forget Me Not as their emblem. In 1917, the flower became the official Alaska state flower. In the margin of the bill that passed, there is a little note that states how this flower has long been admired by the pioneers as they made their way up the trails. Thus, it seemed fitting to make this the state flower.