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This is an odd, strangely beguiling vintage linen tea towel. It combines the tradition of red-striped Irish linen with one of the weirdest examples of embroidery I've seen on a towel--a spooky little gnome or leprechaun, sitting and smiling in a bowl!

This linen towel measures about 28 inches by about 19.5 inches. The embroidery depicts a little creature, sitting in a floral-decorated bowl, with two tea cups along side. The colors are peach, green, and blue. The embroidery is done in running stitch and French knots. The towel is Irish linen and has woven red stripe bands on the sides.

Medium weight natural linen, in very good condition. No spots. Clean towel, from a non-smoking home. Not starched.

Please keep in mind that this item is vintage and we love it, in part, because of its age, history and patina. I feel that beauty is enhanced by the fact that they have been used and loved and they don't look brand new.

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Vintage Towel Irish Linen Embroidered Gnome Tea Red Stripes


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: cotton, embroidery, linen
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 626 reviews
  • Favorited by: 31 people