Unless I’m mistaken, tea towel is just a fancy way to say dish towel, but it sounds vaguely better, and items that refer to themselves as tea towels tend to be that much cooler than items that refer to themselves as dish towels. For instance, excellent prints abound; the kaleidoscope effect here is cool.
And I dig the shibori situation here (and I know I need to come up with an alternative to dig, which I wildly overuse; give me a little bit to come up with another option).
This set of three is bright and fun and retroish, and they have a little matchy-clashy thing going on that I like.
This one is made of Japanese linen, and it’s almost too pretty for the kitchen; I sort of wish it came in a throw.
These have an appealingly boho feel.
What can I say? Occasionally I am a sucker for Orla Kiely.
And I love the fadeout effect here.
This striped number would work in just about any kitchen.
This looks like it could have been unearthed at a Mexican street market.