Dorset - the Cerne Abbas Giant tea towel

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  • Sturdy half panama US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders of 2+ tea towels
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

Fifty-five metres tall; fifty-one metres wide. It's one of the biggest landmarks in Dorset - but if you're not in the right place you might not even see it. Cut into the steep western flank of a hill, the Cerne Abbas Giant is one of England's best known hill figures, outlined by shallow trenches filled with chalk rubble. The knobbled club in his right-hand is a whopping 37 metres long!

So we know how big it is and what it looks like, but what exactly does it depict? Well, that's harder to say. Some say it depicts Hercules. Others that it may be a parody of Oliver Cromwell. Or maybe, as some folklore suggests, this is actually a burial site, and the figure is a sort of gravestone - an outline of the real giant buried beneath the earth! Either way, the giant has become a local symbol of fertility, gaining particular notoriety for its prominent - well - nudity.

This design shows the Cerne Abbas Giant from above, with a parachute floating conveniently over the Giant's notorious member. Anyone with a passion for British folklore is sure to fall in love with this tea towel!

Half Panama organic bleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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  • 5
    Cerne Abbas Giant Tea Towel

    Posted by Bruce B on 21st Oct 2021

    It's amusing and it dries things. As it's thicker than the norm it dries more things. The colours are cheerful. It has a loop which is useful for hanging up. I think the photographer is a hero. It must have taken weeks of waiting for a hang-glider to come past, and then needed a mad scramble on the slope to get into the right position. But the shadow of the hang-glider looks like a greasy mark until you get used to it. Perhaps you could photoshop it out if you do a re-run.

  • 5
    Cerne abbas tea towel

    Posted by Dianne Harry on 13th Oct 2021

    Good quality