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V&A 1950s Portofino tea towel

Portofino

This Portofino design tea towel is a charming highlight of the new Autumn collection at the V&A shop

The design, featuring scenes of pleasure and leisure, dates to the 1950s when it was known as Bistro, a wallpaper produced by The Wall Paper Manufacturers. Held in the vast collection of the V&A, it's been plucked from the archives and given a new purpose and adapted for use on oven gloves and an apron, as well as the tea towel pictured. Perfect for any wannabe 50s-style housewives. 

Not on sale yet, you can pre-order this tea towel for delivery next month. It costs £6. 

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  • Wow.. I have a vintage Disneyland dish towel that this reminds me of! I was thinking it was from the 70’s.. but now I’m not so sure.