St. Jean de Luz Dish Towel, Cerise
The history of Basque linen is intertwined with the history and culture of the Basque region itself. Basque linen was originally woven for peasants who needed to protect their cattle from the harmful effects of the sun. They designed a type of linen jacket known as a Saïal, which covered the shoulders, back and hindquarters of their beasts.
The seven stripes integrated into each Saïal represent the seven Basque Provinces and have created a trade born of the love for both linen and the Basque region. Modern day Basque linen enjoys an unprecedented reputation: Elegantly hard wearing and of the highest quality. It defies time itself.
Today Jean-Vier, specialist weavers of pure natural cottons and linen/cotton blends, bring tradition, style and innovation together in a beautiful line of kitchen linens as functional as they are decorative. Measuring 20" x 30", these generously sized striped dish towels will fit in most any kitchen design from modern to classic. The beautiful red and white stripe provides a fresh crisp look, and the cotton/linen blend will continue to look great, wash after wash. As a gift for someone special or as a faithful companion in your own kitchen, the exceptional quality of Jean-Vier kitchen linen will surely be enjoyed and appreciated for years to come!