These are my favorite towels. The dense warp is handwoven in two different weave structures which form the gingham checks: plain-weave and a basket-weave. They are super absorbent, becoming more full with each washing. They are durable while offering a great appearance. We have used them every day in our kitchen for many years. They measure 28x18" (which includes a 1" hemstitched fringe), giving 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.