These are my favorite towels. The dense warp is handwoven in a plain-weave and a basket-weave combination which gives it a gingham appearance. They are super absorbent, becoming softer with each washing. They are durable while offering a great appearance. Their unwashed size is 28"x18" which gives them ample size in the kitchen. (Sometimes I use one as a "lap towel" when snacking on our furniture.) The colors are navy and natural.