Cotton Dish Linen – The Maple Syrup
Artist/Graphic Designer: Pascale Bourguignon
The Maple Syrup 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.
Maple syrup is the most iconic food product from Québec. The First Nations people used various techniques to transform maple sap into syrup. Some tribes collected the sap in a mocak, a small birch container, by inserting a strip of wood into the tree. And what was the sign to start tapping the trees? The first sighting of the Snow Bunting (“Sugar Bird”) or of the first full moon (“sugar moon”) in the spring. To turn maple water into syrup, some would plunge hot stones into the liquid or heat it in terracotta pots over the fire. The early European settlers were quickly enraptured with maple water, which they thought was as good as wine! Later, maple sugar candies were exported to France and greatly enjoyed by King Louis XIV. Techniques for collecting and transforming the sap have evolved over time: the spigots and buckets have been replaced with pipes running from tree to tree. Québec eventually became the largest exporter of maple products, controlling 70% of the global market. In 2010, a molecule with anti-inflammatory properties was discovered in the sap. Known as quebecol, it may eventually be synthesized to produce a drug.
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.