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
Wonderful Graphic Finnish Design Works Great in my Southern Oregon Kitchen
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
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Saint Paul, MN
May 27, 2018
Love this towel!
So glad I bought this towel. The design is beautiful... and most importantly there is a loop for hanging.
December 23, 2017
Love the towel
Beautiful design. Extremely well made. Nice large size.
December 8, 2016
Exactly what I was looking for.
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
October 21, 2016
Heavier-weight, very nice!
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.
August 28, 2015
Love Lapuan Kankurit Towels
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.
November 17, 2014
Great quality and design
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
March 14, 2014
Great product for your nature-oriented friends/family
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.
December 14, 2013
Good for black and white decor
This is a nice sized towel, good for someone with black and white dor. Has a nice feel under the hand.