Nina J. Designs designed this towel inspired by the four dawn redwoods at Hillwood. The dawn redwood (metasequoia glyptostroboides) is a deciduous conifer native to China. Once thought to be extinct, the trees were only known from fossil records until the 1940s when they were discovered in a mountainous region of China and brought to the attention of the plant world. Hillwood's specimens were planted for Marjorie Post in 1960.