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Glass Hand Towel featuring the photograph A Gem Cannot Be Polished Without Adversity by Tamara Kulish

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Decorate your bathroom and dry yourself off with our luxuriously soft bath towels and hand towels.   Our towels are made from brushed microfiber with a 100% cotton back for extra absorption.   The top of the towel has the image printed on it, and the back is white cotton.   Available in three different sizes: hand towel, bath towel, and bath sheet.

Care Instructions

Machine wash cold and tumble dry with low heat.

Ships Within

1 - 2 business days

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Thank you for your very kind words Beverly!

Fabulous Art Piece, Tamara.........Wonderful Quote.......v./f.

Thank you John for the feature in the group "Images That Excite You!"

Congratulations on being featured in the Fine Art America Group "Images That Excite You!"

Thank you Doug for the feature in the Fine Art America Group "Inspired Quotations!"

Hand Towel Reviews (160)

Average Rating (4.26 Stars):

April 23rd, 2019

the material does not feel like a towel.

April 18th, 2019

Nice portraits. Fun way to get to see & use for those of us who don’t have large gallery or display space.

April 17th, 2019

Sweet, just like the artist Camille!

April 17th, 2019

Lovely. Perfect for my Palm Beach condo.

April 8th, 2019

very disappointed in quality towel print all faded and cracked.

March 27th, 2019

Colors are great. Quality of towel is better than expected.

Artist's Description

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a person without adversity. Chinese Proverb. One of the quotes which is included in the book "On Becoming a Lemonade Maker" by Tamara Kulish. Outside of a glass blowing studio in Madrid, New Mexico (a small town outside of Santa Fe) there's a pile of scrap glass shards thrown out onto the stones. I found the contrast to be captivating. These lovely pieces of rejected glass on their driveway called to me to take a picture, they looked like unpolished gems! I love how the quote matches up so nicely!

About Tamara Kulish

Welcome to my art page! To help you find some inspiring images, I've arranged the images into themed galleries. You can look at my creations by color or subject... and of course, many images overlap a few galleries. If you like anything and want to save it for later, you can pin it to one of your Pinterest boards, and when you click on the image, it will link directly back to the artwork page! I am an artist, an author of 'How to Heal Your Life on a Deep Heart Level', a blogger, a photographer and a life voyager. Taking photos became one of my guilty pleasures, and many times I would stop and take a photo of something which held absolutely no interest for anyone around me, and even prompted some to ask, 'Why are you taking a picture of...

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