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Lobster Print Organic Kitchen Tea Towel, unique hostess gift, housewarming gift, French tea towels

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French Poet Gérard de Nerval's Pet Lobster Tea Towel - My original water color art screen-printed onto a 100% fair-trade organic cotton kitchen towel!

This is my original watercolor painting, reproduced with amazing eco-friendly inks! Each towel is hand-screened, so prints may vary in darkness & color.

► On a unisex cotton cardigan ► http://www.etsy.com/listing/52134074/nerval-pet-lobster-cardigan-s-to-l
► On cotton dresses (great beach cover ups!) ► http://www.etsy.com/shop/Xenotees/search?search_query=lobster+dress
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The lobster's leash reads (in French):
"I have a liking for lobsters. They are peaceful, serious creatures. They know the secrets of the sea, they don’t bark..."

Supposedly the French poet, Gérard de Nerval, would walk his pet lobster with a ribbon. This was his reasoning for adopting a lobster as opposed to a dog!

More trivia: Thibault the lobster is mentioned in Patti Smith & Sam Shepard's 1971 play 'Cowboy Mouth!

The nitty gritty:

♦ 100% certified organic fair-trade cotton.
~ Measures approx. 19" x 27" / 48.26 cm x 68.58 cm
♦ Printed with eco-friendly water-based ink
♦ Machine washable (but the life of the towel and the print will be longer if air-dried)
♦ Loop on the back corner for hanging

Perfect for all your kitchen needs- covering your rising dough, drying dishes, or to hang on your wall & enjoy!

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Frequently asked questions about Xenotees

All clothing on which I print, is made by American Apparel. Please consult the size charts in each listing carefully, as different garments have specific fits. Men's and kid's shirts run pretty true to size, but women's garments can vary greatly. Feel free to contact me if you have any sizing questions! noelle@xenotees.com
While the ink I use it is permanent, you can greatly increase the life of the product by turning it inside out, washing in cold water, and hanging it to dry- or tumble drying on low. Everything is machine washable, and durable!
Please contact me for wholesale information. noelle@xenotees.com
If you'd like to have your order gift wrapped, I'd be happy to do that for an additional fee. Please note: I never include receipts in packages, as you already have a digital copy, and I prefer not to waste our earth's resources by printing it out on paper.
Most items ship within 3-5 business days, but some may take up to 2 weeks. Make sure to check your shopping cart for the "Ready to ship" estimate! If you need something sooner, just contact me to see if that's a possibility.
Yes! All orders shipped to a US address have an option for Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express when checking out. For International orders, please contact me for time and cost on any shipping upgrades.

Please note: when you choose an expedited shipping method, it only speeds up your order's time in transit, not how quickly it will be processed. Again, contact me if you need something sooner than your scheduled ship date, and I will do my best to comply.
Returns are accepted as long as the item is in the same condition in which it was received. Anything smelling heavily of perfume or cigarette smoke will not be refunded.

Please contact me before returning any items. The return address is:

Noelle Burke
PO Box 19623
Philadelphia, PA 19124-0623

Always include a note regarding your return or exchange.

Items can be returned for another item, or store credit. There will be a 10% restocking fee on all items returned for a refund.

Lobster Print Organic Kitchen Tea Towel, unique hostess gift, housewarming gift, French tea towels


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: organic cotton, water based ink
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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