Kamawanu Tenugui - Kitchenware
$ 26.00 USD
From the textile experts at Kamawanu comes this series of vividly designed and beautifully illustrated tenugui - multipurpose textiles that have been used for centuries as towels, accessories, gift wraps, souvenirs, wall art, and more. This reversible collection is dyed using the traditional chusen method first practiced during Japan's Meiji era more than a century ago. Available in more than a dozen eye-catching varieties.
Please note: Tenugui are purposefully designed without hems, which means that some initial fraying is normal. Do not pull loose threads; instead, trim them with scissors. The frayed edge will develop a natural fringe over time.
A tenugui is a thin Japanese textile that typically measures 35 cm in width and 90 cm in length. Like furoshiki, tenugui can be used to wrap gifts and other items, but they have many more uses besides: In some households, tenugui function as absorbent and fast-drying towels and washcloths, and their vibrant patterns make them well-suited to decorative roles as table runners, placemats, wall hangings - the sky’s the limit! For this reason, tenugui are often given as gifts or souvenirs by travelers returning from Japan.
Dimensions: 35" L x 13" W
Care: As this product is hand-dyed, it may experience some color loss or bleeding. Hand wash separately with cold water and mild detergent. Note that the edges of the tenugui are seamless, meaning that either end will initially fray with use. The fraying process will stop after a small fringe forms; in the meantime, trim any loose strings with scissors.