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Phrenology Tea Towel

It's always good to learn a new skill, so why not get to grips with phrenology whilst doing the washing up?

This 100% cotton tea towel from Corbridge based shop RE depicts a phrenology chart, used in the Victorian era as a way to predict a person's character traits based on the size and shape of their head. According to the wisdom of the day, different lumps and bumps related to an individual's personality and talents and could even be used to predict their potential success in life.

Of course the theory was later proven to have no scientifc basis but the busts and charts of the day are fascinating curios from a different age.

The tea towel costs £5 here.