Lunar Tawulo

From its 19th-century Hattersley loom in a working inner-city workshop, Mungo Design creates ethically produced textiles and rare fabrics that focus on quality from the very beginning. Lunar Tawulo is the latest addition to the Mungo Tawulo range; a flat weave towel, featuring beautiful earthy tones perfect for a neutral interior.

This new colourway is a palette of celestial shades, which takes inspiration from the 15th-century weavers of West Africa. Through trade, these weavers were introduced to exotically coloured fabrics, which they unravelled to extract the brightly coloured yarns. The foreign yarn was then woven into their own fabrics, blending the old and new colours to create a rich, textured look and feel.

Drawing on the timeless art of weaving, Mungo has incorporated this West African technique into the production of the Tawulo range. The towels are versatile – not only are they highly absorbent but also quick-drying, making them ideal for beach or bath.

Read about Mungo Design’s inner-city micro mill here.

The Lunar Tawulo is available in two sizes: hand towels at R205; and bath sheets at R545. Visit the Mungo store at 78 Hout St, Cape Town. For more information or to browse similar ranges visit

Photography Courtesy of Mungo Design