Jasmine scented soap wrapped in chita fabric of Alcobaça. The scent of jasmine is the most characteristic one of southern Spain in summer time. It is so powerful that it deeply penetrates houses and people´s souls, unleashing in them all dormant senses that were inert during winter. No wonder Santa Teresa of Avila said the Devil was stronger in Andalusia!
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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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