The Itawuli | Elle Decoration South Africa

The towel to rival all towels! The colours and patterns of the flat weave Itawuli from Mungo are bold, fresh and oh-so-stylish. Inspired by the African landscape and heritage, these towels are at the top of our decor wishlist this week.

Mungo have released the towel in four colour ways: Outeniqua Rust, Purple Heart, African Sunset and Brown Granite.

itawuli translates to towel in Xhosa

The Itawuli | Elle Decoration South Africa

The stripe detail that runs through the middle of the towel is inspired by the stripe used in the traditional woolen Basotho Blankets. These blankets were initially woven in England, and the stripe was actually originally a mistake made owing to miscommunication. It however became very popular amongst communities in South Africa, and so it was then incorporated into the design.


Mungo,based in the seaside town Plettenberg Bay, design, weave and produce a wide range of homeware products including table linens, bedding, throws, apparel and more.


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