hanging smoked herring tea towel
inspired by the hot fish smoking method used on the Danish island of Bornholm, this herring tea towel features 12 hanging herring and is stamped with 'bornholm, denmark' for a real nordic kitchen look.
size: 70x50cm with corner hanging loop
material: 100% organic cotton
origin: ethically produced and screen printed in England
care: wash before use to increase absorbency. cool wash. avoid hot iron on decoration.
also available in black, grey or white
we often use our tea towels as cafe curtains, framed as wall art, or as eco reusable gift wrapping
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 smokehouses 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. all of the lovely wrinkles in the skin come from the smoking process and make for a iconic image.
see our other kitchen, home, clothing and accessories featuring bornholm herring