This lavabo towel is made of 100% cotton that becomes softer with each wash and features an embroidered Red Cross at the edge. Very absorbent. Machine washable. Sold in packs of 3. Dimensions: 20" x 16". Imported.
A lavabo towel is a small towel used after the ceremonial washing of the celebrant's hands before the consecration.
Why cotton instead of linen? Modern linens are highly processed. This gives a lot of strength to the fabric but decreases the ability to absorb. Cotton is naturally softer and more absorbent than linen.