Skimming Stones are an Australian duo create design-led products that are unique, meaningful and with permanence, and their 'Australian Collection' pays homage to beloved national icons.
In the 1950s and 1960s most Australian homes had a Hills Hoist. The idea was first dreamt up in 1895 but was designed in 1925 and only started being sold by Lance Hill in 1947, who built them in his backyard. It became popular in the 1960s during the housing boom after the Second World War and families have been using this big metal tree for drying clothes since and is considered an icon of Australian suburbia.
The 'Big Metal Tree' tea towel is hand screenprinted in Australia on 100% linen.