Swedish Dishcloth - Dalahorses and Kurbits
Swedish Dishcloth - Dalahorses and Kurbits - 7 7/8" x 6 5/8" - Put that roll of paper towels down...the dry sponge cloth which has become indispensable around the world, was invented in 1949 in Sweden by engineer Curt Lindqvist...This marvelously absorbent Dalahorses and Kurbits dish sponge cloth from Sweden can absorb an amazing 15 times its own weight. You'll never want to go back to paper towels or a regular cloth when you see how it works. It softens when wet & washes & dries like a dream. Kitchen surfaces are virtually streak free. The sponge cloth is printed with environmentally safe and water based colors so it is earth friendly and 100% biodegradable. They are made of 70% cellulose,which comes from trees, and 30% cotton. It's durable (just wash it in your washing machine). And the motif will give your kitchen a Scandinavian accent. Made in Sweden.
From Wikipedia: The kurbits is an invented, fantastical symbol of vegetal fertility based on a gourd or pumpkin of biblical legend, principally used for ornamentation in Swedish folk art and on painted furniture and domestic objects. Very popular between 1720 and 1870, particularly in Dalarna and southern Norrland, the paintings and murals have mostly biblical motifs, such as "The Triumphant Entry of the Queen of Sheba Into Jerusalem", and the people and buildings depicted are as was locally fashionable at the time of painting. They were done by itinerant painters, mainly from Dalarna, who specialized in the style and whose signatures are to be found in many localities. A Dalecarlian horse, from 1950, painted in the kurbits style. Today it is still used for decorating tourist memorabilia from Dalarna.