Vintage linen cloth with hand embroidered initials "AxB" in red and blue

€ 22,50

Vintage handwoven towel in hemp, with hand-embroidered initials "AxB". Ground color and fringes (on both ends) are in a warm, unbleached natural off white, cross-stitched initials embroidered in red and a lighter blue.

Size: 120cm high and 60cm wide; Italian countryside, woven at home on a handloom, probably mid 20th C.

The wonderful fabric quality is old-fashioned course hemp (will become softer and lighter when washed) and can be used for all kinds of purposes or decoration: curtain, cushioncover, small tablecloth/runner....Some irregularities like loose threads, but nothing serious and in good condition.

There is a similar cloth with same coloring in an abstract cross stitched hand embroidery, in lighter weight fabric. Sold separately. 

All the vintage textiles I have sourced with love over the years are checked thoroughly by me for flaws and stains and described to my knowledge. Age and heritage location are mostly unknown and had to be estimated. These are all one of a kind vintage textiles in natural yarns, mostly hand-woven on household looms, often come with hand-embroideries and are sometimes in unused, new state (from dead stock for instance) and sometimes used, but always in a good state.  Irregularities in thread, embroidery, fringes etc. are part of the caracteristics of these items (for instance neps in the yarns) and cannot be considered as flaws. If there are any visable and noticible spots, stains or flaws they are described and photographed as best as possible, of which I keep all pictures. So the state in which the items are packed and send, is the state documented here and cannot be the reason to send back items. Although off course I am always willing to look at finding solutions when an item is somehow disappointing.  

These unique items are made with a whole lot of love in bygone era's and are gradually becoming more and more rare to find. They are made of natural fibres like linen or hemp and cotton, the quality of which is equally rare nowadays. Because these are vintage items they are ALWAYS sustainable and make for a perfectly conscious gift for all kinds of occasions, also for yourself....