Burlap is a coarse material made from the fibres of sisal plants. It can be a combination of jute, hemp, and flax, making it an ecological and nature friendly product. It is easily identifiable with its light brown, tan, or beige colouring, and large open weave. Also known as "Hessian fabric" and sackcloth in other parts of the world, burlap exudes the ambience of vintage chic, rustic countryside, and bohemian style. This versatile material is the usual choice in making decorations, table runners, DIY projects, and arts and crafts.