Potholders or oven gloves are usually too stiff and covered with scratchy, unpleasant, and unattractive material.
After years of this perhaps we give in to the inevitability of upleasantness.
Imagine a potholder that feels good in your hand? That’s soft enough to grip with. That looks gorgeous?
This was the original material used for this purpose, and now a few people are again making potholders and oven gloves from it.