Napkins And Tissues
Napkins and tissues are part of the list of those things that have become part of the daily household in the past decade. Even though both of these things were primarily part of the rich and aristocratic household symbolizing dinner etiquette and the consequential feeling of standard and class attached to it.
Napkins have become, however, a very basic affair for a lot of urban household these days. The dinner table is a place where decorative items that only serve the purpose of beauty cannot be kept. This is due to the fact that dinner table is often terrorized by children and young ones that do not control themselves. This is the reason due to which things like serviettes or napkins are often used to make sure that your dinner table has a clean and elegant look. Napkins help achieve this look while also being extremely utilitarian in their application.
Napkins or serviettes are basically table clothes that serve a lot of purposes. Napkins not only cover the table as usual table clothes do but also make up for dining clothes that can be used to wipe off the food remaining on the hands and mouths after having your delicious breakfast. Tissue paper is also another cloth that serves a very similar purpose.
The Difference Between Napkins & Tissues
The difference between both of these dining hygiene related accessories is that while, tissues are most often used only once before their usability runs out, napkins can be used multiple times and made sure they stay in an agreeable situation even after repeated use. This makes tissues and napkins some of the most important kitchen essentials. It is also important to be aware of the difference between both of these. Napkins are usually made of cloth while tissues on the other hand tissues are actually made up of paper or other light weight paper like fabric.
The word napkin comes from Middle English, borrowing the French nappe- a cloth covering for the table- and adding -kin, the diminutive suffix. A napkin is basically a rectangular or square piece of cloth that is used at the table for wiping your mouth and fingers while eating. This might seem rather insignificant and trivial but all cultures around the world encourage very hygienic table manners. And the influence of the cultures of central Europe have always been dominant. This practice of using napkins and tissues while eating is also a western influence and has been thereby adopted throughout the world. In India too, it has become part of many urban families’ lifestyle and rightly so. In some form or another wiping our mouths and fingers has always been part of our table etiquette and the use of napkins and tissues has just become the recent substitute to bigger towelettes.
The Perfect Table Accessory
The napkins and tissues are usually arranged in a folded pattern on the dining table and therefore enhance the overall aesthetics of the dining table. Both the words napkin and serviette have become a part of the jargon of the service and hotel industry and therefore are used all across the world. And considering the fact that both of these worlds are used in various parts of the world, the different connotations that they have gained is no surprise.
In various parts of the world the term “serviette” usually refers to the paper variety of the table cloth. The kind of table accessory that can be used only once, a tissue paper basically, is called a serviette in the service industry jargon, while the “napkin” refers to the cloth variety of the same kind. Therefore “napkins” are the table cloth that can be used time and again with a little bit of maintenance and care. And they come quite cheap. They do not create a mess after usage and are mostly very easy to handle and keep for a later time.
Also, they can be used for other important times like holding hot plates and other such utensils that require a whole lot of time. All of these features make napkins and tissue papers one of the most important influences that the world has ever had from Europe.
Traditionally, from ancient times napkins have been set outside the plate, on the left side, outside the outermost fork. However, nowadays the table cloth or the napkins are set on the empty plate in creative design formats. It is thereby folded into an elaborate pattern and made so that it looks attractive. Origami may also be employed so as to make the napkin look more creative and make the design much more intricate.
Though this may seem very basic and not that important, napkins that are intricately designed and prepared for the dinner table make sure that there is a very royal and classic aesthetic to your meals. Also, the sheer applicability of these napkins and tissue papers makes sure that they can be used in all the various types of meal scenarios. The fact is that no matter what you eat or how you eat it, more often than not you are bound to get your hands and mouth dirty regardless. So, napkins come in handy when you have to deal with a situation like this. Be it breakfast or lunch or dinner, napkins always ensure that you have a healthy and hygienic meal that does not ruin your clothes.
Napkins and tissues also come in handy when you have guests come home for a lunch or a dinner. Occasions like that always demand a more cultured and sensible approach when it comes to fashion and spectacle. And napkins ensure that none of that delicious gravy adorns the beautiful dress of your guests. Tissue papers also give off a feeling of standard and civilized etiquette that people only become aware of in a certain kind of society.
Why Choose Napkins & Tissues?
- Napkins and tissues also come in handy during parties and other social functions.
- Napkins and tissues usually come cheap and are almost always available in bulk thereby making sure that they can be bought at reasonable rates without paying exorbitant costs.
- Tissues and napkins also come in a pretty large range of types. This involves tissues that are thick or thin and other tissues that are made entirely of paper.
- Tissue paper have a lot of other characteristics as well. These include high absorbent capacity, thickness and bright appearance and ease and comfort of use.
- The raw material used for making tissue paper is that of paper pulp. This is extracted from felling trees all over the world.
Though, recently in the past decade it has become a lot more environment friendly by using recycled paper pulp and chemical pulp. This has made sure that the large stretches of forests that were destroyed because of the tissue paper industry and its atrocious needs. Yet, over the past decade it has become significantly lesser because of the various agencies and worldwide organization that have worked day and night to spread awareness about the fact that trees are too precious to decimate just to fulfill our unreasonable needs and dining fancies. This is the reason due to which the use of recycled paper pulp for the production of tissue paper and napkins has become a much prevalent practice in recent times.
Also, the use of napkins and tissues is not only limited to the dinner table as they are used in the proper making of a lot of other specialized kitchen delicacies. There are many foods that are made in excessive oil that needs to be desaturated prior to its serving on the dining table. And not all of this oil can be separated from the food simply. It often happens that many foods have to be kept on tissue paper after deep frying so that all the extra oil that remains in the food can be soaked by the oil making the food less greasy and oily and healthy. Thanks to tissue you can stick pretty close to your diet without any excessive fatty acids.
Shop Napkins & Tissues From LimeRoad
Limeroad houses a wide range of kitchen napkins and tissue sets that will make sure that you a large collection to choose from. These napkins and tissues come at a wide range of very attractive prices as well. This will make sure that one of the most essential of your kitchen necessities will not actually break your bank.
The other important and very exclusive feature about the napkin sets available on Limeroad is the fact that the napkin and tissue set available on Limeroad are very intricately and beautifully designed and decorated so that they could adorn your kitchen or dining table perfectly. There is a whole bunch of options available in these as well. And this is important because not all kitchens share the same aesthetic and therefore having various options is generally a good thing.
So be wise, think twice and shop nice.