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Huckaback Towels & Linen Towels

April 19, 2012 Posted by admin

A term “huckaback towels” is probably familiar for all those looking for quality towels. As this blog is called Huckaback Towels and is dedicated to quality home textile, let me introduce to you this type of towels.

Huckaback is a special rough weave of cotton or linen fabric. It is most often used to produce cloth towels: bath towels, tea towels, hand towels, dish towels. Because of this special loose weave the surface of the fabric is uneven with lots of space for threads to widen when the moisture is absorbed. This quality makes a towel highly absorbent and also results in a micro-massaging effect of the towel. The huckaback weaving pattern comes from the ancient textile traditions of Germany and Scandinavia.

Although cotton huckaback towels can be found on the market, linen towels are those most often associated with the term. Linen bath towels, linen tea towels, linen dish towels – mostly all are huckaback. (more…)