Napkins for festive occasions

Tissue napkins, coloured 24x24 / 33x33 / 40x40 cm

We simply can’t imagine our everyday life without napkins. Earlier, they were just used for festive occasions and every housewife guarded her table linens like a treasure. Therefore, tablecloths and napkins were only used on the table for special occasions, and were also a symbol of a family’s status and wealth. Beginning in the 14th century, every woman had such table linens in her hope chest. The more elaborate and numerous, the higher the social status and wealth of a family. In order to keep tablecloths and napkins looking nice, they were only used on the table for high holidays or for special visitors. Finally, the table linens were washed and went back into the cupboard or a chest. In the process, they were never folded, in order to prevent the creation of unattractive creases. Tablecloths as well as napkins needed to lie flat on the table. The size of a tablecloth also said something about wealth. The larger it was, the longer it fell over the edge of the table and was a sign of excess in the truest sense of the word. And while tablecloths made of cloth are still the norm today, in many cases, the paper napkin has replaced the cloth napkin.

Showing creativity with napkins
Today, we no longer show our wealth, but rather our creativity, with napkins. The wide variety of colours, patterns, designs and ways to fold them makes it possible. Having said this, everyday napkins have a place in many households. There are no limits set for us in terms of colour and, in case of emergency, they are quickly at hand. Duni napkins are soft and absorbent and improve the environment, because they are compostable. At 33x33 cm in size, these napkins are perfect for folding because you can also make your everyday life colourful. For spontaneous occasions, they are quickly at hand and turn a simple table into a cosy get-together. We wipe up spilled items with them, wipe off children’s sticky mouths and fingers with them and also sometimes use them instead of a plate for snacks, skewers and pizza. We tie them around bottles of dripping wine and champagne and have used them to get rid of chewing gum. In short, napkins are true all-rounders and in many situations in everyday life, are useful as well as decorative.