Emily Dickinson 'Hope' Tea Towel

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  • Sturdy half panama unbleached US cotton (19" x 27.5")
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Little recognized during her life, she is now regarded as one of the most important American poets.

Dickinson lived most of her life in quiet isolation, and was considered an eccentric by local people. She never married, almost always wore white and, at least later in life, she rarely left her bedroom. 

Typically lacking titles and using unconventional punctuation, her short lyrics were considered way ahead of their time when she was writing in the mid 19th century. Themes include death and immortality, aesthetics, society, nature and spirituality. Many mock the sentimentality of the time, challenge the existing definitions of poetry and the poet's work and some are religiously heretical. Her honest, subversive and uninhibited writing have led many to view her as a feminist writer. 

During her lifetime Dickinson published just 10 of her nearly 1800 poems, and it was not until after her death in 1886—when Lavinia, Dickinson's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems—that her work became public. Her first volume was published 4 years after her death. Since 1890 Dickinson has remained continuously in print and her poems are widely read, taught, and studied.

So why not celebrate a wonderful poet with our Emily Dickinson tea towel, which features her much-anthologised poem '"Hope" is the thing with feathers'. 

Half Panama unbleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 19in x 27.5in. Machine wash at 110 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
    Emily Dickinson Hope Tea Towel

    Posted by Janet Ney on Sep 20th 2023

    Purchased as a gift; the recipient "loved it."

  • 5
    Emily Dickinson's Beautiful Words

    Posted by Ann Patella on Jan 16th 2023

    Beautiful art work. Beautiful message. Fast service with no problems. It was a gift for a friend who loved the surprise!

  • 4
    It is stunningly beautiful and the message, rather than throwing a conventional punchy soundbite at the user, invites the reader to quiet reflection. The generous size adds to the user's experience. Wow. It was an unexpected and well received gift fo

    Posted by Donna Gloff on Dec 26th 2022

    I love your cause, your art work and your ethos. I'd like to suggest that if you are unable to use a lighter weight, more absorbent fabric, maybe you could market this as a multipurpose item, rather than as a quality tea towel.

  • 5
    Great Poem by a great Poet plus a beautiful design

    Posted by Susan A. Verblais on Nov 10th 2021

    This shall be a Xmas gift for someone who loves yellow birds. The beautiful design with a special poem by Emily Dickinson only makes it even more special. Well done.