Rebecca Riots tea towel
The Rebecca riots between 1839-1843 were a result of farm labourers in West Wales rebelling against the high cost of toll gates and rents. The men, to avoid recognition, disguised themselves as women and attacked the gates. The Bible was their inspiration - Genesis states "And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them".
The first protests led by "Rebecca" were in Carmarthenshire in 1839 when the Merched Beca, or daughters of Rebecca, as the men called themselves. destroyed the toll-gates at Yr Efail Wen
These tea towels make great re-usable art, hang them on your wall with a poster hanger or frame them. When you want a change take them down, swap them over and dry your dishes!
- Half panama unbleached US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
- Colours last in the wash
- Hanging loop
- Designed and made in the UK
The price in includes UK only shipping.
Buy between 2 and 4 tea towels together and get an automatic 10% discount at checkout