Verbena scented soap wrapped in chita fabric, of colonial origin. Verbena was considered a sacred plant by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Celtic druids used it in their healing rituals and divining arts. It was used to relieve anxiety and heal wounds.
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|Measures||8 cm diameter; 6 cm height|
Portuguese soap brand Castebel not only makes good quality soaps, but they wrap them in bits of Portuguese History and Art. Be it tiles designs, ceramics, or typical Portuguese fabrics. Chita fabrics can´t deny their Indian origin for etymology gives them away. The word “chita” comes from the Hindi word “chitra”, which means “shiny, brilliant, of many colours”. Those cotton fabrics have a humble and colonial birth; they were made for European people with low incomes. They were printed with striking designs of stripes and flowers much to the taste of humble people.
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