Tea towels date back to the 18th century, when they were originally used in tea ceremonies to artistically accentuate the cups, as well as gently absorb any spills. They can be used as trivets, to protect tabletops and counters from hot baking dishes, as well as to wipe hands or dry off produce. Looking for other creative uses? Go zero-waste with gift wrapping and try your hand at Furoshiki, a Japanese method of wrapping foods, boxes, or gifts with fabric, uniquely folded and tied up.
Enjoy the finer things in life with this Red Oak & Silver Maple Tea Towel set! These maple leaves are uniquely “Fern-like”, in comparison with other maple species and are native to the eastern portion of the United States. The underside of the leaf is very pale and as the weather turns from sunny to rainy or stormy, the leaves flip over, giving the tree a silver appearance from far away! Because of their reaction to atmospheric changes, scanning the landscape to see if the silver maple leaves are flipped over can be a simple way to predict the weather. The Red Oak is another native tree to much of the United States. These oaks are common pioneer forest tree species, that then create nutrients and habitat for old growth forests to emerge.
Red Oak & Silver Maple Tea Towel Details:
- 100% cotton (eco-friendly)
- Sustainable & repurposed fabrics (salvaged fabrics from flour sack creation)
- Hand-printed with care using my own own carved blocks from my illustrations!
- Comes with 2 square towels, each is 26.5×26.5″
- Machine washable (on cold). Tumble dry low.
- FREE shipping in the United States!
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