The mighty tenugui is possibly the most versatile piece of cloth out there! Tenugui literally means handkerchief in Japanese: “to wipe your hand”, but it is so much more.
A useful and versatile tool, this simple piece of cotton fabric has been utilized for a wide gambit of activities in Japan over the centuries. Yes, you can wipe your face, brow, or hands with it, but Tenugui can be used for wrapping gifts, as a dishcloth, placemat, or even as a fashionable scarf or bandana! With their ornate hand-dyed patterns they lend themselves well to presentation and personal adornment.
Size 35cm x 90cm
About Nishikawa - Based in Sakai, Nishikawa-san and his team make tenugui using a traditional dyeing technique called Chusen, and the process is almost hypnotic to watch. Nishikawa-san expertly mixes each dye colour by eye from a range of several base colours, which means he can custom-mix any colour imaginable! Patterns are blocked off using a special clay, and dye is poured and spread by hand to fully saturate the fabric before the tenugui are hung to dry in a 3-story wooden tower.
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*Konro Grills and some other larger items are excluded from the free shipping offer.
Can I pick up my order Curbside / At the store? Absolutely, as long as all the items you are looking for are in stock at the location you want to pickup from, you'll be able to select that at the checkout. If one or more items aren't at your preferred location we are happy to ship it to you.