Koivu means birch in Finnish, and the Lapuan Kankurit Koivu 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. The tight weave of the black and white threads creates diverse shades of grey throughout. 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 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 Lapuan Kan... More Lapuan Kankurit
This is a nice , heavy , high - quality towel. The design is so pretty , too. It makes me happy to use it. :)
By Terry P.
Port Coquitlam,BC Canada
January 1, 2021
Impressed with quality, purchase addition towels
December 28, 2020
The quality and imagery are outstanding. I plan to use this as a part of my table decor.
Made the perfect gift!
December 28, 2020
Felt stiff at first. Softened after wash. Believe they will soften with more washes.
St. Paul, MN
December 27, 2020
Great long-lasting linen quality. Stylish design.
Finger Lake Region, NY
Great hostess gift
December 26, 2020
I bought a stack of these and ended up giving them as stocking stuffers - they are so attractive- I love the design.
ConsReally need to be ironed
Lapuan Kankurit Koivu White / Black Tea Towel
December 23, 2020
A sturdy, unique tea towel for a nature loving Finnish friend.
Fabulous hand and/kitchen towels.
December 23, 2020
I machine wash and hang on a rack to dry. There is no need to iron and they are very durable. The towels are a visual and tactile treat to use as well as very functional. Excellent gifts and great as multiples or-a single.
This is lovely!
December 22, 2020
It is lovely, durable and very Finnish! I love it so Merry Christmas to you (and me)!
New Haven, Connecticut
December 22, 2020
This was a bonus with the Teema dinner plates I ordered. I will gift the beautiful linen birch towel with the plates.
Pine City, MN
December 18, 2020
This towel is a true reflection of the birch of Finland. It brings me such happiness just looking at it!
December 16, 2020
Awful fabric; hard as sheet metal.
Merchant Response:This is a high quality linen/cotton towel. This type of material will have a more rigid texture initially which will soften with each use.
Gorgeous Tea Towel
December 16, 2020
Perhaps it's a little much to call a tea towel 'gorgeous', however, well, it really is! Stunning design and fabric, but that's to be expected from Lapuan Kankurit.
Needs to be ironed!
December 7, 2020
Pattern is lovely but choice of fabric thickness/density is all wrong- I’ve never owned a kitchen towel that required ironing.
A oiece of art
December 2, 2020
We love this design and continue to add to our collection. The weaving is very high quality. Typical exceptional minimalist/modern design.
October 21, 2020
These are so beautiful!!! My daughter in law will love the gift! Thanks
September 24, 2020
I very much like Lapuan Kankurit towels. The designs are very attractive and the fabric feels good in the hand. This towel is a little stiffer than all the others I have, which makes it a little less desirable.
I have replaced all of my tea towels with Lapuan Kankurit designs.
What a nice patter
December 9, 2019
My daughter loves the birch look, so this is fitting for her, she may even hang in on the wall.
Lapuan Kankurit Koivu tea towel
November 23, 2019
I absolutely love the birch tree design on this tea towel! I was looking for something with birch trees in grey neutral color tones and found a perfect one in this Lapuan Kankurit tea towel. I like the feel of the fabric and the texture as well.
Wonderful Graphic Finnish Design Works Great in my Southern Oregon Kitchen
November 10, 2019
This is a wonderful kitchen dish towel that brings the outdoors in. It's very hard to beat Finland for its simple but powerful modern graphic arts and this dish towel is no exception. You can't beat the look of white birch trees against grey background with black brach accents. But more than that, it is beautifully woven and will stand up to years of wear. I am so glad I ordered it!
September 22, 2019
I got several kitchen towels on sale. They are all beautiful, high quality items. I immediately washed them; they are slightly stiff but that is expected. Design is absolutely adorable. FinnStyle never disappoints
July 31, 2019
folks love to receive your towels
Saint Paul, MN
Love this towel!
May 27, 2018
So glad I bought this towel. The design is beautiful... and most importantly there is a loop for hanging.
Love the towel
December 23, 2017
Beautiful design. Extremely well made. Nice large size.
Exactly what I was looking for.
December 8, 2016
Bought two of these towels for a stocking stuffer for my daughter! They came quickly, ready to be wrapped for the big day!
ConsWish they had a loop to hang them on a hook.
San Mateo, CA
Heavier-weight, very nice!
October 21, 2016
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 F.
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 L.
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.