The biggest joy of a tea lover is to repurpose things and give them a second life by using them in their tea space. The chajin will enjoy this chabu that links us back to the beginning of the XX century. This is a rare find of handwoven linen cloth that originates from Slovakia mountain villages and made by local ladies. It was a hand-woven a century ago, was stored for better times, and was found in the attic of an old house this year. The better times have come: this linen will be used for tea ceremony and drops of tea will be absorbed into the fabric, mixing history and modernity, the sophistication of tea preparation and the purity of village life.

Please note that this is old fabric with timestamps. It was washed and cleaned, but maintained an attractive diversity of colors and textures. It is an admirable burlap fabric, firm, with somewhat irregularly hand-spun threads. Genuinely handmade and organic with occasional spots of blades of grass, pieces of leaves and straw woven in.




This fabric is 18.5 in / 47 cm width. The length you choose yourself, depending on the size of your table. I'll cut off a piece of the right size and send you a whole piece.

If you need a length that is not specified in the options, please write me a message, we will try to make a perfect size chabu for you.

Century-Old Linen

  • Upkeep

    A chabu/runner is the foundation of your tea stage. Please be sure to iron it before using for the best results. Old school I know, but necessary.


    Hand wash.