Simon Bolivar tea towel
‘A people that loves freedom will in the end be free.’
And Simón Bolívar certainly loved freedom. Also known as The Liberator, Bolívar was a Venezuelan military and political leader, considered one of the great heroes of the Latin American independence movements of the early 19th century. Bolívar’s efforts led to the creation of Gran Colombia, which later fragmented into the modern sovereign states of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama. Additionally, Peru and Bolivia gained their independence thanks to Bolívar, the latter even being named after him. A strong general and charismatic politician, he was also instrumental in the early formative years of these republics after he expelled the Spanish. Today, his significance continues to be acknowledged, with his birthday declared a public holiday in Venezuela and Bolivia. Liberate yourself from the humdrum of washing up with this tea towel!