Shiki Japanese Sleeping Mat
Haiku Designs is pleased to offer our take on the traditional Japanese style futon, custom made, and hand crafted exclusively in the United States, using the finest quality materials and offering a firm and comfortable rest. Our sleeping mat has one important advantage over other traditional style futons: our mats are made in an Eco-friendly way using non toxic, all-natural materials, such as organic and unbleached cotton, natural latex and natural wool.
In Japan, Taiwan and many other countries across the Pacific Rim the preferred manner of sleep is to rest upon a series of Tatami mats, grass straw floor mats, upon which a futon style mat is placed. This Shiki Futon as it is called in Japan is then made into a bed with sheets, pillows and blankets for a firm and comfortable nights rest. Space being at a premium in many areas, the Shiki Mat is then rolled up during the day, and used as a couch to lean against or is placed in a closet and the area where the bed was located is used as a living space.
We offer several versions of this traditional Shiki Futon, or Sleeping mat, using all natural materials like wool, organic and natural cotton, and natural Latex. In addition we offer Organic Cotton sheets made just the right size for these types of Japanese style futons. Haiku Designs Furniture and Mattress… Offering Shelter that Brings Tranquility.