Herring tea towel
Designer: Piet Design
This tea towel can be used in the kitchen to dry off, but you can also cut out the pegs and sew them together in pairs. For example, make a lavender sachet or a small, decorative pencil case.
Contents: 1 tea towel of 50 x 70 cm. with hanging loop.
Size sewn herring: ± 25 x 3 x 5 cm.
NB: needle, thread, lavender etc. are not included.
This organic cotton tea towel is environmentally friendly printed with GOTS-certified inks by Katoenfabriek, Utrecht.
Herring has been popular in the Netherlands for centuries: just grabbed by the tail, or on a sandwich with some chopped onion.
This beloved fish has also meant a lot for the prosperity of the Netherlands. The seaman’s knowledge and the large fleet needed for fishing were used during trade and exploration voyages. Thanks in part to the herring, Holland had a ‘Golden Age’.
Herring was often depicted on Delft Blue pottery. This tea towel is inspired by the traditional Delft herring dishes.