red herring tea towel

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smoked herring tea towel

inspired by the hot fish smoking method used on the Danish island of Bornholm, this tea towel features 2 large red herring on an unbleached natural cotton cloth


size: 70x50cm with corner hanging loop

material: 100% cotton

origin: ethically produced and screen printed in England.

care: wash before use to increase absorbency. cool wash. avoid hot iron on decoration.

we often use our tea towels as cafe curtains, framed as wall art, or as eco reusable gift wrapping

more about this collection +

homewares: herring collection

printed from a real whole smoked herring using a traditional Japanese art form called gyotaku, or fish rubbing.  the fish is brushed with ink then a cloth placed over it and pressed to form a direct print.  this print is photographed and forms the basis of our herring designs.

hot smoked herring are a traditional food from our island, Bornholm. The distinctive chimneys of the smoke houses punctuate the landscape.  The herring, hung on a rod through the eye are hot smoked over alder wood and turn 'from silver to gold' in the smoking process. 

see our other kitchen, home, clothing and accessories featuring bornholm herring