Gants of Braintree tea towel 


Nowhere else in the world calls their alleyways gants and so the gants of Braintree are completely unique to the town. 

The name gant is taken from the Flemish word 'gang' which means corridor. Flemish weavers, mainly Huguenots, brought the term over from the Low Countries when seeking religious exile. They settled in Braintree in great numbers, including the Courtauld family, during the1500s, establishing the town as a major centre for weaving.


Part of an exclusive Braintree Museum range

100% cotton

Hemmed all four sides and complete with hanging loop.

Approx. 50x70cm - actual size may vary as all hand machine sewn. Proudly printed and produced in the UK.

Gants of Braintree Tea Towel

  • 100% cotton

    Wash at low 30 degrees temperatures only

    Iron on reverse