Koivu means birch in Finnish, and the Lapuan Kankurit Koivu White/Black Tea Towel is brimming with these beautiful trees. Woven by 'Masters of Linen' at the Lapuan Kankurit jacquard weaving mill in Finland, the grainy texture of the cotton and linen blend adds to the natural characteristic of the birch's bark. Use this towel to line bread baskets, cabinet shelves, or even use as placemats; like these towering trees, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Bring the beauty of birch trees into your cooking or dining space with the Lapuan Kankurit Koivu White/Black Tea Towel.
Care: First wash separately in abundant water. Gentle spinning. Reshape and iron whilst damp. Linen shrinks about 5%.
Price is for one towel.
Four generations of weavers unite to create the heritage-strong brand of Lapuan Kankurit, and it is now run by Esko Hjelt and his wife Jaana. The family business began as a wool and felt boot factory in 1917 creating quality wool textiles. Today, the same heart and soul goes into the produc... More Lapuan Kankurit
I will be buying more of these. They are pricier than the other brands but more heavy-weight and they look very good. Gorgeous print that goes well with my modern white kitchen. The grays match well with stainless steel appliances.
August 30, 2015
I recently visited the Lapuan Kankurit shop in Helsinki, where I developed an even greater appreciation for this Finnish textile company and the quality of its products. Thanks, FinnStyle, for making LK products available in the U.S.!
ProsExcellent quality. Great design. Thick and absorbent. Perfect for drying glassware. Made in Finland!
By 2nd Generation Finn
Love Lapuan Kankurit Towels
August 28, 2015
I first bought two Lapuan Kankurit towels when I visited Helsinki. After 8+ years of heavy use, one of the two developed a small hole. I continued to use them and supplemented them with terry cloth towels, but nothing is as good as these Finnish towels! The new towels are a bit stiff (I remember the others being so too), but after the first washing they softened a bit, and I'm sure that will continue with further washings. Great quality and beautiful. Also, FinnStyle delivered them quickly!
By Finnish in a Former Life
Great quality and design
November 17, 2014
I love the tree design...linear and lovely! The quality is superb. I want another, but they are sold out!!
November 5, 2014
A thick and substantial towel that has a beautiful weave. This brand is my favorite.
washes up well
Chapel Hill, NC
Great product for your nature-oriented friends/family
March 14, 2014
I use tea towels to wrap presents for my friends and family. I've been looking at this product on the Lapuan Kankurit website but they don't sell to individuals. They referred me to FinnStyle. I love the quality and the cotton/linen blend.
Good for black and white decor
December 14, 2013
This is a nice sized towel, good for someone with black and white décor. Has a nice feel under the hand.