Sousou Shibori Tenugui - Asanoha
$ 20.00 USD
A type of thin Japanese cotton textile, tenugui towels are traditionally given as gifts and can be used for everything from wrapping gifts to drying dishes. This beautiful white-and-blue print is dyed with shibori, an ancient Japanese indigo dye technique. The Shibori Tenugui series was created in collaboration with master shibori artists from Kyoto, who designed modern interpretations of traditional Japanese prints for this project. In this style, a shower of auspicious asanoha hemp-leaves -often seen in kimono- falls from the sky like snowflakes.
Learn how use tenugui towels to wrap bottles, lunches, and much more on Rikumo Journal.
About Sou Sou
Every piece in this colorful collection is infused with vibrant graphic patterns designed by Japanese artist Katsuji Wakisaka. A celebrated textile designer since 1968, Wakisaka’s inspiration comes from the Kyoto landscape and the mod styles of the 1960s. With a mission to revitalize traditional Japanese styles, his modern designs combine contemporary patterns with traditional Japanese shapes.
Dimensions: Length: 35” Width: 14”
Care: As this product is hand-dyed, you may experience color loss/bleeding. Hand wash separately with cold water and mild detergent. The edges of tenugui towels are seamless, meaning the weft (horizontal thread) at either end will fray with use. Trim any loose strings with scissors. This process will stop after a small fringe forms.