The look created by this unique bath towel is one of relaxed sophistication with an international influence and an authentic artisanal aesthetic. To hand-print such a complicated pattern onto organic linen takes enormous skill and great passion. And crucially, the artisans have allowed the genuine handcrafted technique to shine through. The irregular forms intensify this creation’s plentiful character. And at the intersection of the lines, at the corners, you see the way the artisan has layered up the stripes. This amplifies the human quality that distinguishes a very special creation like this from anything else. The hemp linen used to craft this bath towel was hand-woven by master weavers more than 75 years ago. And recently, the master Italian artisans at Stamperia Bertozzi have handprinted the Africa design onto the ancient fabric. The combination of this hand-weaving and hand-printing technique has resulted in a bath towel that is truly one of a kind. To hold this authentically Italian creation in your hand is to be taken back in time, while also giving you the unmatched quality that you would expect of first-class contemporary craftsmanship. Since 1920, the Bertozzi family have been creating the most wonderful hand-printed and hand-painted fabrics. Using traditional techniques, these master artisans hand-carve blocks of pear wood to produce the stamps they use to print their own designs onto the fabric. The rich and vibrant colors they hand-mix come from closely guarded family recipes that are passed from generation to generation. Variations in finish or appearance are not considered imperfections, but are the mark of a unique handmade item.