Huckaback hand towel

Alison Morton


Regular price £75.00
Huckaback hand towel
Huckaback hand towel
Huckaback hand towel
Huckaback hand towel
Huckaback hand towel
Huckaback hand towel

A true classic from weaver Alison Morton, who made her first huckaback towel in 1986 and has since returned to them regularly as a sure standard.  The term 'huckaback' stems from around 1200 AD when 'Hucksters' (cloth and linen pedlars) used this weave to make bags to carry their wares.  Many folk variations of this weave are found throughout Europe, particularly in Germany and Scandinavia. 

Woven from un-dyed linen sourced from Northern Ireland and Czech Republic on a traditional, wooden floor loom, the weave of these towels produces an uneven surface that allows for greater absorbency and faster drying than a plain weave. Alison has woven in a loop in one corner, allowing the towel to dry when not in use and giving the linen a chance to breathe and shimmer in the light.

70cm x 46cm

Wash with a gentle detergent. 

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