Sumatra Monkey Tea Towel

A thick, organic cotton tea towel screenprinted with an illustration of a Sumatran monkey running through the jungle with a surfboard. 


In stock


Undoubtedly, travel is good for you. It can shake the foundations of everything you have constructed as the basis for your reality – there’s only so much you can understand about the world and the creatures on it through a screen. You need to get out the door, get lost, wet and dirty and if you find leaches well, all the better. There’s a story waiting for your character.

This hairy primate is inspired from a surf trip to Indonesia a few years back. Long hot, humid days that make your eyes fizz and your skin slick. Moped treks through luminous, green rice paddies and thick, dark jungles with shifty shadows. It makes a monkey of your mind.


  • 50 cm x 70 cm
  • Screen printed
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Hanging tab on reverse

Please note: Hanger not included


You could use a dirty word like ‘souvenir’ but we reckon the humble tea towel, ours in particular, are far more than that. In addition to being an essential bit of kitchen kit we reckon our tea towels look fabulous whether they’re hung over the oven door or on the lounge room wall. A great design speaks to you reminding you of a time, place, someone special – or you just dig it. 

All our tea towels are 100% organic cotton. They are hand-woven by a women’s collective in Kerela in southwestern India. The material is GOTS certified and though technically we’re not certified to advertise this fact we thought you should know – the folks down the supply chain are getting a fair go.

We’ve worked hard to source high-quality, ethical tea towel stock. Given this is a traditional screen print onto a heavy, organic cotton you can have confidence that this is going to last for ages.

Care Instructions

Take care of your tea towel and you’ll get years of use out of it. How you wash has a big impact on your tea towel’s lifespan so to prolong its life, follow these recommendations:

  • Wash similar items together
  • Always use cold water
  • Avoid bleach or strong detergents
  • Line dry in the shade – don’t tumble dry