Before the industrial revolution all spinning and weaving was done at home. Each family member would have one of the many tasks that go into the making of cloth. Spinning was one of these and being a highly skilled and time consuming occupation the women who did not marry would became the spinner. Hence the term ‘spinster’ was coined.

“A sensual and tactile feast”

Bay Tree is proud to introduce two amazing new products from Mungo, a stunning chenille pinstripe throw and the beautiful utility cloth.

The high quality pinstripe throw is made of 60% Imported Italian chenille yarn and 40% South African cotton finished of with a linen border. Don’t be fooled, by this throw’s luxurious and soft look and feel, it is very durable and can be washed in your machine. This is one of those heirloom pieces that can be handed down to your children and grand-children. The throw comes in two colours; off-white with a taupe stripe and natural linen border and off-white with a navy stripe and navy linen border. The size is a generous 172cm x 262cm and the price is R1370

“The Towel to Dry For”

The Utility cloth is a generous sized multi use kitchen cloth that is perfect for drying but also makes for a lovely hand towel. Inspired by antique French weaves, there is  a modern twist to this treasured item. Designed, woven and made in South Africa by Mungo in a robust cream Huckaback cotton and linen with French navy stripe down it. The size is massive at 80cm x 50cm and features a hook on the corner and the cost is R145