Cotton Dish Linen – The Chantecler Chicken
Artist/Graphic Designer: Daniel Robitaille, Paprika
The Chantecler Chicken cotton dish linen is made in Canada, with 100% premium cotton, 240 threads per square inch. The printing technique (screen printing) and the type of ink used ensure an integration of the image with the fibers of the fabric, in order to keep intact its absorbing qualities. This linen Quelle Histoire! is absorbent and resistant. It can also be used as a decoration in a frame and is perfect as a hostess, wedding or a client gift.
Hens have difficulty laying eggs in the winter, except for the hardy Chantecler chicken. Created in the early 1900’s by Brother Wilfrid Châtelain at the Abbey of Notre-Dame du Lac in Oka, Québec, it was a cross between several breeds. It could not only lay eggs in the winter but also had a small cockscomb, which prevented frostbite. This was rather important because the farmers at that time could not afford to heat their henhouses. Apart from being the most popular chicken breed among farmers, it was served in hotel restaurants such as the one at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. It was once thought that the breed had become extinct with industrialization, which favoured chicken yielding more meat or eggs. Nowadays, a few Québec farmers have started production again.
Materials & Colours
100% Cotton Linen • 240 threads per inch. Sold with English translation.
Size of the linen: 43 x 75 cm | Size of the image: 29 x 39 cm.
Wash with light colours, do not bleach, tumble dry low.