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Postfolk: Bath Towels Inspired by Greek Fables

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Postfolk: Bath Towels Inspired by Greek Fables

October 25, 2022

Perusing design from the Greek isles for our issue this week, we stumbled on Postfolk, makers of towels for the bath (and beach) that are digitally printed with motifs from Greek folklore and fables: ancient stories rendered in modern form.

Take a look at a few we’re intrigued by.

postfolk&#8\2\17;s towels are made in greece from refined cotton yarns & 12
Above: Postfolk’s towels are made in Greece from refined cotton yarns “with different colored hand-stitched finishing for an extra note of luxury” and “digitally silk screened printed with hypoallergenic water-based inks” with no threat of fading. Shown is the the For Your Eyes Only towel, part of the Talisman collection; €125.
the atlas towel (€\1\25) is part of the totems on the beach collection,  13
Above: The Atlas towel (€125) is part of the Totems on the Beach collection, which draws on “Greek folklore archetypal symbols found in decorative tapestries such as the traditional Karpathian style, Stylomantila.” This particular beach towel “brings Luck, Joy, Abundance, Symmetry and Harmony and supports you in all acts of relaxation, procrastination, and flirtation.”
the after sun towel from the talisman collection is €\1\25. &#8\2\20 14
Above: The After Sun towel from the Talisman collection is €125. “The Talisman beach/bath towels are inspired by the lucky eye handicraft found in the Ionian Greek Islands at the end of the 18th century,” according to Postfolk. The symbol “provides protection against all evil forces, bringing Luck, Prosperity, Happiness, Good Health, and Fortune.”
the chūrippu one sided love towel (€\1\25) features yellow tulips; 15
Above: The Chūrippu One-Sided Love towel (€125) features yellow tulips; it’s part of a collection “full of colors and secret meanings” called Give Me Flowers, which combines Greek folk flowers with hanakotoba, the Japanese tradition of the language of flowers.
another from the totems on the beach collection: the coco beach towel (€ 16
Above: Another from the Totems on the Beach collection: the Coco beach towel (€125).
postfolk&#8\2\17;s suite collection employs the symbol of the peacock. acco 17
Above: Postfolk’s Suite collection employs the symbol of the peacock. According to the makers: “Peacocks can be used as a talisman to protect a door, a house, a bed, or even as part of a bigger tapestry. The most unique characteristic of peacocks is that they can transform ‘negative energy into light.’ We use them for newlyweds to bring Immortality, Rebirth, Duality, Royalty, Awakening, Protection, and Togetherness.” This is the I’ve Crossed Oceans of Time to Find You towel, a lovely wedding present; €125.
and the under your spell towel from the same collection (€\1\25). 18
Above: And the Under Your Spell towel from the same collection (€125).
the aegean morning towel from the totems in the bath collection (€\1\25). 19
Above: The Aegean Morning towel from the Totems in the Bath collection (€125).
and one of postfolk&#8\2\17;s yoga towels, the communicate towel (€7 20
Above: And one of Postfolk’s yoga towels, the Communicate towel (€75).

The company also makes art prints and has collaborated with brands from Nike to Greek beer company Mamos to the Benaki Museum Pavilion in Athens. Head here for more.

And for more bath textiles we love, see:

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