This tenugui is based on an ukiyo-e woodblock print by one of the masters, the artist Hiroshige.
It's printed with care on quality 100% cotton and is about 100 x 35cm(39.37 x 13.78").
Tenugui are traditional Japanese cotton cloths. They were originally used as hand towels and head bands, but are used today mainly as room accents and come in a huge variety of motifs. These would make striking room accents, on a wall or a table and would look great framed.
If you've purchased my furoshiki wrapping cloths, please note that tenugui cotton is a plain weave that is lighter that the fabric used for most of my furoshiki, and it is flat, with a plain texture, more similar to the sort of fabric used for bandanas, so it might not be as suitable for some fabric projects. And unlike my furoshiki, tenugui are not finished at the ends, threads are left loose.
Because the ends are not sewn, the horizontal threads(the woof may fray a bit as it's used. If you wash your tenugui, I recommend hand washing for at least the first few times. The raw ends of tenugui will gradually tighten after being washed a few times.
And good news for folks in the U.S.!
Thanks to your support our California office for domestic orders is up and running and this tenugui is in stock.
Get it fast via USPS and rest assured with tracking and insurance already included in the price. We also ship to select countries outside the US from our main office in Kyoto, Japan. If you live outside the US, please allow about 2-3 weeks for your package to arrive via Japan Post.
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A beautiful version of this classic print. Stunning!
Jul 9, 2016 by Ninandbess
arrived early. product exactly as described. perfect service
Feb 2, 2016 by jbponyo101
These are great to make small quilted wall hangings with, or to use in larger quilts. First time I have bought tenugui and the color and detail is execellent. The weight is slightly lighter than a quality quilting cotton fabric, but could easily be mixed in with one.
Dec 15, 2015 by Lyn
Temps de livraison rapide. Article très joli qui a fait énormément plaisir à ma fille. Merci.