This is one of a small selection of unused vintage tea towels or bar cloths that I have owned for a number of years. They were all packed away in a wee box - so have just decided to add to my shop stock.
This one is made from a printed cotton as annotated.
It is a very rare survivor - and I have never seen another one. It is pristine. It is a strange thing - made to celebrate the opening of the very first Ikea store in Scotland - this happened in November 1999. I would suspect that these were made as "give aways" or souvenirs presented to the first visitors and customers to the store.
It is all a bit silly - love the wee poem written in the style of the Bard, Rabbie Burns... lol! and Ode to Ikea. Love the big blue Ikea warehouse - depicted here slap bang in the middle of the design.
Taken lots of images of details for your inspection.
It really should be in a museum collection - as it documented a special moment in Scottish retailing history.
The colours are rich and bright.
Dimensions: 74 x 46 cm (29 x 18 inches).
Postage on all my towels is FREE.
These have been priced to reflect the rarity of each item and the interest subject matter. Many of these have been ruined through use of the years,, or shabby condition - or long gone out in the bin!