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Cleaning Cloths Set of 3

"Jerga" is the name for cleaning cloth in Mexico. The unique weave used to make this item makes it extremely resistant and durable. Jerga is a multipurpose cleaning cloth, although its primary use in Mexico is for floor cleaning.

About Jerga: The Real Academia Española defines "Jerga" as "thick and coarse fabric." In Mexico, particularly, this term is used to refer to a textile that began to be produced in colonial times by Spanish entrepreneurs in makeshift workshops to meet the demand for low-cost clothing and materials for transporting products and fruits. These mills and workshops, which used cotton as the raw material, experienced significant growth in the states of Puebla and Tlaxcala, underpinning what would become the predominant economic activity in this region of the country in the following centuries.

To manufacture jerga, "cotton waste" is used. These cotton wastes are unsuitable for clothing production because of their short fibers, which are very adherent to the seeds after ginning. The wastes undergo a process of cleaning, combing, carding, and spinning before they become a textile. Jerga is an absorbent and very resistant cloth with a coarse weave and hemmed edges to prevent fraying.

Set includes 3 cleaning cloths.

Size: 55 x 80 cm (21.6 x 31.4 in).

Material: 100% raw, unprocessed cotton fiber.

Made in Mexico.