Ekelund Weavers

Dalahandduken Organic Cotton Tea Towel

Ekelund Weavers | Sweden
SKU: EK-7656349901
  • Description
  • Specifications
  • The Designer
  • The Maker
This article is Made In Sweden by Ekelund Weavers. These collections of textiles are some of the finest woven table and kitchen linens we've found and reflect the taste and style of the Scandinavian Good Life. Established 1692, the Ekelund's have been purveyors to The Royal Court of Sweden for over a century. Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to offer these beautiful results of this traditional craft for you to use, cherish or share as you see fit. All articles are woven at the old family mill with natural materials that have been cultivated, harvested and selected with respect for the environment and recognized by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

Tradition, Like Love, Is Passed On From Generation To Generation And Founder Marta Ingemarsdotter'S Legacy Lives On In These Collections. Each And Every Woven Article--From The Oldest Classic Patterns To The Newest And Most Colorful--Is Made In Accordance With Our Family Traditions, To Be Enjoyed In Accordance With Yours.
  • Brand:Ekelund Master Weavers of Sweden Since 1692
  • Country: Sweden
  • SKU: EK-7656349901
  • Material: 100% Organic Cotton
  • Care:Machine wash at 140°F. Wash with similar colors without fabric softener. The linens should not be tumble dried. Shake out the linens thoroughly after washing and hang it up to dry. For best results, iron the linens slightly damp lengthwise. For extra good results, shape the linens immediately after shaking it out.

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  • Designer:Grannas A. Olsson
  • Dimensions:14" x 20"
Grannas A. Olsson
Grannas Anders Olsson (nicknamed Pelle) was the oldest of 9 children and at an early age learned how to take responsibility and help make the family's living. In 1920, when he was 24 yeas old, he received a large order and in his family's bakery he started to produce black and white spotted wooden horses standing on a plate with wheels.

In 1922 he turned to producing Dala horses and in the same year the company was established. Besides the wooden horses, even tools for weaving, curtain rails etc. were manufactured. The selling was carried out by a travelling agent, for instance Anders Henriksson from Nusnäs, who has related that already in 1926 he went around and sold Dala horses from Grannas Anders production.

Both of the younger brothers Nils and Jannes helped their big brother to make the horses after school. Together with the other brothers and sisters they also helped to pull a band saw, which Anders had bought. The band saw was an important investment in order to rationalise the production of the wooden horses. During the latter years of the 1920s the machine was equipped with a motor.

In 1928 Anders married Maria and moved into the village with his business. The two boys, Nils and Jannes, now 13 and 15 years old received a cardboard box with wood sawn in 13cm pieces which made the start of their wooden horse production.

Anders mostly hired carvers in Nusnäs, but in 1937 when he wanted to make a 5cm sized horse he had to go to Vattnäs and their recognised talented woodcarver to get help. Ten years later the Nusnäs carvers succeeded in making an even smaller horse, 3 cm , in a series production.

In 1939, the same year as the great world exhibition in New York, the first carpentry building was erected on the spot where the company is today.
Ekelund Master Weavers of Sweden Since 1692

FJØRN Scandinavian is one of a handful of global retailers to offer the full line of Ekelund Weavers textiles. These Scandinavian tablecloths, table runners and kitchen linens are some of the finest quality Scandinavian linens available. Designs and patterns range from classic to modern, and each is truly Scandinavian. Made in Sweden since 1692, Ekelund Weavers is the oldest documented textile company still in existence. Their long history is due in no small part to the excellent quality of their linens, which are made in accordance with Swedish family traditions. Just as the textile business has been passed down for generations in the Ekelund family, so will their linens be cherished and passed down in your own family.

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