Finding the "H" in Kitchen Towels
“Hache” is the name of the weave that we use to make our luxury kitchen linens. It is named for the tiny “H” formed by the weave (pronounced hache in Spanish). Quite complicated, the Hache weave is made using a 4 harness loom combined with fancy footwork. The weavers have to really concentrate on their work so that the “H”’s appear in the correct place!
In Guatemala it is quite common for a town to specialize in a particular weave. The ability for us to weave different designs has led to custom work in Guatemala (as well as the U.S.) for various designers. Here in the U.S., our Hache line has taken off. Customers love not only the look, but the feel of the Hache kitchen linens. This weave construction leaves many surfaces of the yarn open to the air or water which makes them very absorbent. And of course, the visual pattern is complex and attractive, elevating them to true gift worthy status! Our Hache weave is available in kitchen towels, dish cloths as well as kitchen towel/dish cloth sets.
As time has passed we have had several new weavers enter the cooperative, so we recently asked Don Oscar to return to teach Hache again. We are excited to roll out a beautiful new Black and White Hache Towel Set with a vivid red border. Stay tuned, it will soon be followed by a Black and White Hache with black border.