"Tabaqueiro" or "Alcobaça" handkerchief | half linear meter fabric
"Tabaqueiro" or "Alcobaça" handkerchief | half linear meter fabric
"Tabaqueiro" or "Alcobaça" handkerchief | half linear meter fabric

"Tabaqueiro" or "Alcobaça" handkerchief | half linear meter fabric

Portuguese cotton fabric to make traditional neck kerchiefs used in folklore costumes.
$8.00
Product details

COMPOSITION: 100% cotton

WIDTH: 150 cm (approx. 59"), enough to make 3 square kerchiefs, each separated by a thin white line, as visible in the third photo.
LENGTH: 50 cm (approx. 20")

Please note that if you buy more than one, we'll try to send a continuous piece, but it may not be possible. Get in touch in case it may represent a problem for you.

COLOR: Red with black and white

Product description

HOW IT IS MADE: Woven on a loom, as shown in the video, rather than being printed.

USES: This fabric is designed for sewing scarves; the thin white line separates the squares needed for scarf-making. They can be used as neck kerchiefs, resembling bandanas. Additionally, it's a versatile fabric suitable for various home decor projects, napkins, clothes, or any DIY crafts.

HISTORY 
The square scarf, initially available in various colours, gained popularity in red with white and black stripes. Its youthful appearance led it to become a staple in the costumes of folk groups. 

It originated in the 17th century as a handkerchief for snuff users, earning it the name "tabaqueiro" (related to tobacco).

In 1774, Alcobaça, Portugal, saw the establishment of the first factory for these scarves, also known as "O Alcobaça". Besides its tobacco-related use, it was tied around the neck for fieldwork, preventing dust entry. Adapted by folk groups, it endures as an authentic tradition.

Processing time

2 to 10 working days (we may have to order it from the factory)

Shipping & Delivery

DELIVERY TIME

EU: 3 to 10 working days

UK: 3 to 10 working days

US: 7 to 15 working days

Other countries: 7 to 20 working days

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"Tabaqueiro" or "Alcobaça" handkerchief | half linear meter fabric

"Tabaqueiro" or "Alcobaça" handkerchief | half linear meter fabric

$8.00