Japanese Tenugui hand towel.
Approximate size is 98cm x 33cm.
Smooth, soft texture; can be used for drying, wiping, covering, or simply to display.
Each towel is hand dyed, using the traditional Chusen dyeing technique.
Pattern is identical on both sides.
Limited stock, no more of these designs will be made!
The hand towels known as Tenugui (手拭い) have been used in Japanese daily life since at least the Edo period (1603 - 1868). Super-absorbent yet easy to dry, they are multifunctional and are used for drying hands, faces or dishes, covering tables or wrapping lunch boxes, or just as decoration. Use it for anything you can imagine!
Each tenugui has been hand crafted using the 300 year old Chusen dyeing technique, which gives an equally strong pattern on both sides of the towel. The dyeing screen used is called Ise-gata, and every part of the process uses only 100% natural materials.
As each towel is hand dyed, you may notice some rare unevenness in colour as is normal for unique handmade goods. Rest assured however that each towel is checked to the highest standards. Best hand washed with cold water to prevent colours from running.