Quelle Histoire!

Chantecler Dishcloth / Hen


Dishcloth that wipes! Screen printing, the type of ink chosen ensures that the image is integrated into the fibers of the fabric, thus retaining its absorbent qualities. Linens What a History! are therefore incredibly absorbent and resistant, in addition to maintaining their beautiful color.

La Poule Chantecler: Do chickens lay in the cold? Difficult. Except the very rustic Poule Chantecler. Developed in the early 1900s by a monk from Oka Abbey, Brother Wilfrid, this hen was the cross of several others. It also had the characteristics of offering an abundant pulpit and having a very small crest and short barbs. The goal? Let them not freeze! A distinct advantage for the farmers of the time, who could not afford to heat their henhouse. In addition to being very popular with them, this poultry was favored by some large hotels, including the Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, which prided itself on serving it to its customers. What happens to this hen? - Complete story to discover on your laundry!

Artist / graphic designer: Daniel Robitaille, Paprika



43 x 75 cm

100% cotton 240 thread count


The collection of household linen Quelle Histoire! aims to share the fascinating history of Quebec's heritage breeds and seeds and that of our culinary emblems.

Part of the income from the sale of linens is donated to Slow Food Montreal. This organization, a member of the international group of the same name, is dedicated to the advancement of good, clean and fair food. The money raised will be donated to Fonds de l'Arche du Goût, created to support the preservation and promotion of Quebec heritage breeds and seeds.