Hand-Stamped Peromatto Tea Towel



A rustic touch.

Hang this beauty proudly in your kitchen for a rustic (and rust-extracted) touch of Romagnolo tradition. Following a 500-year-old technique, the artisans of Peromatto stamp each towel manually by dipping a wooden block into natural dye extracted from rust and impressing it onto the towel with the help of a mallet.


What to know:

  • Available in Frassino Leaf, Lotus, or Geometric designs
  • Made of 100% cotton with natural rust dye
  • Machine washable (and a bit of bleach upon first machine wash will brighten the color!)
Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 19.7 × 23.6 in



100% natural cotton, rust dye. Dye is made following an ancient recipe with three simple ingredients: vinegar, flour, and rust.

Care Instructions

Machine washable. Rust-dye stamped linens are extremely durable! Upon first use, we recommend washing with a bit of bleach, which will help brighten up the color of the rust-based dye itself. For future care, gentle bleach treatment for stains will not affect the dyed patterns. Tumble dry low, or hang-dry and iron for best results.

Nota bene: Do not wash with hydrogen peroxide-based stain removers or color-safe bleach as these products will cause the color to oxidize and eventually wear holes into the fabric. Stick to natural Marseille soap, vegetable-based glycerin soaps, and regular bleach.


About the Producer

Located in Santa Sofia, a small city nestled within the Romagna region, Peromatto is a contemporary textile block printing workshop with roots in the age-old artisanal tradition of ‘rust printing’, stampa a ruggine, particular to the Romagna region of Italy. By combining modern laser technology with traditional wooden block stamps, they are able to carve out their nature-inspired designs with precision while still following the traditional method of hand-block rust printing. Each wooden block is then dipped in a natural rust-extracted dye and imprinted onto linen or cotton fabrics by hand with the help of a mallet. Learn more about the art of rust printing.

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Lauren H.
Beautiful upgrade to weeknight dinners

I ordered these for a friend as a housewarming present. Like the Peromatto tea towels and picnic blanket, they’re absolutely beautiful! Easy care, too, so don’t need to be precious about using them to wipe the marinara off your chin. Love love love

Lauren H.

I bought a few of these towels for gifts but then had to keep one for myself. They’re beautiful, durable, and they’re actually absorbent. Now eyeing the apron and napkins!

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Grazie mille, Lauren!

Priscilla D.
A Must Have!

Tea towel color is beautiful and top quality. It is easy to clean in the washing machine. I did lay it out to dry and it continues to look brand new. I appreciate the fact that it is handmade and genuine to Italy.