Italy Dish Towel by Catstudio

Item #: CATST-067

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Italy Dish Towel by Catstudio

Ah, bella Italia! This original design celebrates the beauty of Italy and its rich culture.

The design is silk-screened, then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel/hand towel/guest towel/bar towel. Three stripes down both sides and hand dyed rick-rack at the top and bottom add a charming vintage touch. Delightfully presented in a fab organdy re-usable pouch!

  • 100% Cotton
  • Machine wash cold and line dry
  • Packaged in organdy pouch
  • Measures 20" x 29"

Fun Facts:
  • Italy has 15 minority languages officially recognized by the government including Sardinian, Friulian, Catalan, Occitan, French, Slovenian, Croatian, Albanian, and Greek.
  • The small European countries of San Marino and Vatican City are enclaved within Italy.
  • Europe's three active volcanoes are all in the Southern Italy: Mt. Etna, Mt. Stromboli, Mt. Vesuvius.
  • Italians have a difficult time identifying with Italy as a single nation (although it was unified until 1870).
  • The three colors on the Italian flag represent virtues: hope, faith, and charity.
  • In the late 13th century in Italy, Salvino D'Armate invented the first wearable eyeglasses.
  • William Shakespeare set 13 of his plays in Italy.
  • The world's oldest bank still in operation is the "Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena" which was founded in 1472.
  • Florence Cathedral has the largest brick dome ever constructed (c.1420).
  • Italians invented the violin, cello, and modern piano.
  • There are more famous fashion designers from Italy than from any other country.
  • Italy is roughly the size of Arizona.
  • The city of Syracuse in Sicily was once the largest Ancient Greek city in the world.