Vintage Handwoven Hemp-Cotton Striped Toweling

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Description

Another trove of vintage, handwoven hemp-cotton towels has landed at our doorstep! These are handwoven kitchen or hand towels ranging from 9.75 inches to 13.75 inches wide (24.75 to 35cm). The weave structure is plain weave and the weft yarn is a finer handspun than our more rustic weaves. The undyed fabric is a light cream with some oatmeal shading depending on the towel. The fabric is sold per towel, unhemmed, and includes a colorful stripe decoration at each end.

We believe that these towels are about 50-60 years old (1970s -1980s). In most cases, the warp yarns and the stripe decorations are mill spun cotton. All of these fabrics are one of a kind and the hemp fibers have mellowed but you can clearly feel and see the hand spun and handwoven quality of the fabric.  They are humble, mysterious and beautiful.

The towels are woven on a continuous roll and we will cut between the stripe decorations so that you receive one towel with design stripes at both ends with an area to hem the towel.

Note: towels are unused vintage and may show wear, creases, stains or dye marks from storage. Towels are sold unhemmed. You may order multiple towels from one design. If you order 2 or more towels from the same design, we will send them uncut.

Please note that the towels are handwoven and towel length may vary, even within a towel design and towels are cut as they come from the roll.

Descriptions of the towels

Narrow blue stripe.  This is a plain weave 9.75 inch (24.75cm) wide towel, ideal for a hand or kitchen towel or table runner.  The towel is approximately 31-39 inches (74-102cm) long, unhemmed. If you want to use this as a table runner, order 2 or more towels.

Narrow purple stripe. This is a plain weave 10 inch (25.4cm) wide towel, ideal for a hand or kitchen towel or table runner.  The towel is approximately 28-36 inches (71-91cm) long, unhemmed. If you want to use this as a table runner, order 2 or more towels.

Blue Red Marled stripe. This is a plain weave 12 inch (30.5cm) wide towel, ideal for a hand or kitchen towel or table runner.  The towel is approximately 37-39 inches (94-99cm) long, unhemmed, and the stripe pattern is eye catching with an interesting marled stripe. If you want to use this as a table runner, order 2 or more towels.  This roll of towels has a few blue dye marks.

Red Black Stripe – Irregular. This is a plain weave 13.5 inch (34.2cm) wide towel, ideal for a hand or kitchen towel or table runner.  The towel is approximately 33-35 inches (84-89cm) long, unhemmed. and the stripe pattern is red and black with a wide middle band.  The fabric is more of an oatmeal color, rather than the bleached whiter shades of other towels. If you want to use this as a table runner, order 2 or more towels.  This roll of towels has numerous blue dye stain marks and has been discounted.

Blue Seersucker Stripe. This is a plain weave 12 inch (30.5cm) wide towel, ideal for a hand towel or table runner.  The towel is approximately 31-32 inches (74-81cm) long, unhemmed. and the towel pattern is a bleached commercial and natural handspun narrow weft stripe with a navy blue end stripe design. The fabric is textured like seersucker from the two yarn weights and is very casual and rustic looking.  If you want to use this as a table runner, order 2 or more towels.

Purple Green Blue Seersucker Stripe. This is a plain 13.75 inch (35cm) wide towel, ideal for a hand towel or table runner.  The towel is approximately 29-32 inches (73-81cm) long, unhemmed. and the towel pattern is a bleached commercial and natural handspun narrow weft stripe with a double stripe of purple and green and blue and green. The fabric is textured like seersucker from the two yarn weights and very is casual and rustic looking.  If you want to use this as a table runner, order 2 or more towels.

 

 

Additional information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 9 × 5 × 1 in
Select A Fabric

9.75" Narrow Blue Stripe, 10" Narrow Purple Stripe, 12" Blue-Red stripe, 13" Red-Black Stripe, 12" Textured Blue Stripe, 13" Textured Purple Blue Green Stripe

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Quantity, Uncut length of towels

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