JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: African American Flag Modern Striped Cotton Hand Towel
On June 19, 1865, roughly two months after the Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, a man named Gordon Granger, a Union general, arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform enslaved African-Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War was officially over. General Granger’s announcement activated the Emancipation Proclamation, which had been issued more than two and a half years earlier on Jan. 1, 1863, by President Abraham Lincoln. This day was dubbed “Juneteenth” or #freedomday, which combined the the month of June with the date, the 19th, to create its namesake.
Casa Ojo is 50% Black owned, and celebrating our heritage is the foundation of our passion and ethos. We have designed this towel to commemorate Juneteenth and African American history. We have only produced a short run of these, so get them while they last!
This towel is made by hand on a vintage wooden loom by our Zapoteca artisan family. Each towel has fringe on both ends, and does not bind after washing. Additionally, these towels get softer with each wash! Great for everyday use— in the kitchen for your dishes, drying vegetables, the bathroom after hand washing, or even as a face towel.
These are naturally absorbent, and dry quickly— that means less water use in the wash and no more soggy kitchen towel hands when you’re busy cooking up a storm! These towels are designed to live life with you and to leave no drop behind.
- Color: Negro, Verde, Corazon
- Size: 23 X 19 inches (excluding fringe)
- 100% cotton.
- Sold individually.
- Machine washable.
- Origin: Oaxaca, Mexico
*Sizes and colors may vary slightly due to its handmade nature.