Ethiopia, Sabahar, Waffle bath towel in stone
This towel is 100% cotton, 40/2 warp threads and hand spun cotton weft threads. It is made using 2 traditional, textile skills in Ethiopia - hand spinning cotton on a drop spindles, and hand weaving. However, for this product we have trained weavers to weave with 4 harness looms rather than the traditional 2 harness loom. Introducing such techniques is critical to enable weavers to reach new markets. We provide high quality heddles with 'eyes' to enable faster production. The weavers who produce these towels weave in their own homes, with all family members involved in the warp preparation, bobbin winding, and cotton spinning. The hand spun cotton weft produces a lovely soft feel, which is highly absorbant and warm. Towels (including hand, bath, beach, and tea) have become Sabahar's best selling product locally and globally, and have enabled us to keep at least 25-30 weavers employed full time, year round. Dimensions 80 x 140 cm. Dispatch time 2 weeks.