BREAD & SALT TEATOWEL
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“We have the bread & salt between us”. Our lives are enriched getting to know each other. Doing that over food is always great. And cleaning up after with one of our teatowels inspired by togetherness, is even better.
Our teatowels are 100% cotton, stitched by Raghda and are super good quality to stand up to everyday wear.
Grab one for your kitchen, or for your family and friends. Will make a lovely gift, for dinner parties or use as gift wrapping for something extra unique. You can be part of giving back and support people in need.
Home sewn by Raghda. With love.
Material: Heavy weight 100% cotton
Size: 50 x 70 cm (approx.)
Note: Because each towel is made individually sizes can vary.
Care: We use the best quality cotton so you get long lasting use. But it’s a good idea to gentle machine wash for longest life and to maintain it’s appearance.
What’s the inspiration behind “We have the bread & salt between us”?
We got a call one day. It was Abu Imad, a Syrian man whose family we’ve known and worked with since 2016. Abu Imad was extending an invitation. He’d like for us to come visit – relax, catch up and share a meal.
“Fi khobez wa melah bainna” Abu Imad said.
It’s an Arabic saying meaning there is bread and salt between us. In a way, referring to a mutual respect between people.
That conversation, those words from Abu Imad stuck in founder Kelli’s mind.
Bread and salt – there are traditional meanings and sayings rich in metaphors with these words used across many cultures.
Building relationships, spending time together and “breaking the bread”, so to speak, is a way to build understanding and help one another. Although the situation is extremely challenging for the families we work with, their generosity, love and hospitality shines always.
“We have the bread and salt between us”.
Our lives are enriched getting to know each other. Doing that over food is great. And cleaning up after with one of our teatowels inspired by togetherness, is even better.
Raghda is a designer and tailor from Zabadani, Syria. Having fled Syria with the hope of finding a way to reach Europe, Raghda and husband Ali found themselves stuck in Turkey due to Raghda’s health issues. Raghda has diabetes. An infection in her foot was not able to be urgently treated, resulting in the amputation of her leg in 2017. Rehabilitation is a long, slow process and Ali is now a full time caretaker. It’s not possible to find work, and any formal support does not pay the bills. By designing and working from home, craft for Raghda is a vehicle for self-empowerment, happiness in work, and a tool for self-sufficiency.
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