Towelling squares or (towelling nappies) as they are also known by and referred to as, are diapers made out of soft and fluffy 100% cotton terry towelling. Towelling squares are standard diapers in the U.K., and are traditionally used with pins and rubber pants just as our cloth diapers are here in Canada and the United States.
Mrs Johnson gathered up all three corners of her daughters towelling squares by pulling them snug and tight. She then swiftly pushed a nappy pin through the overlapped layers right at the very top centre front, and finished up by pulling on a pair of rubber pants over top.
While walking through the alleyway, I spotted a sagging clothesline with towelling squares and rubber pants hung up drying on it.