MADRE is honored and humbled to join forces with the indomitable women of Vibrant Valley Farm to offer linen tea towels dyed with cochineal (cochinilla in Spanish), which is a scaled insect — called a wood louse — that lives in the USA, Mexico, and Latin American on prickly pear cacti. These bugs are collected by brushing them off the plants, then are dried to be used for their unique and mesmerizing deep pink dye.

Tea towels measure 18"x28".


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*Note: due to the organic nature of plant dyes, dye lots will vary in color and saturation. 

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