Pheasant tea towel: recreation of a wood-block print
Pheasant. England, circa 1860-1890. This design is an example of 'resist printing', where the background was block printed using wax. After the fabric was dyed, the wax was removed and the printing process was repeated for successive colours. It is similar to Indonesian batik cloth.
The designs in this collection are based on prints from the 18th and 19th centuries. Although not true reproductions, they are intended to celebrate this lost art.
Our tea towels are printed on pure linen and come in an unbleached wrap-around that shows the image and includes care instructions.