Skeleton Fabric Tenugui Cloth 'Surreal Samurai' Cotton Japanese Fabric w/Free Insured Shipping

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This tenugui features a skeletal samurai drawing his sword in defense of those who can't defend themselves. He's wearing a kimono that features a skull motif, and if you look closely you'll discover that the skulls on his kimono are actually made up of sleeping cats!

This macabre tenugui is part of a current trend in Japan that melds traditional motifs with sometimes unsettling images of such things as skeletons that convey a sense of humor and lightheartedness along with their dark subject matter.

t's printed with care on quality, 100% cotton and is about 90cm x 36cm(35.43" x 14.17").

I have a similar design that I call 'Surreal Geisha' here:

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, in projects, or on a wall or a table and would look great framed.

This one's part of a selection I'm offering by Kenema, a company that strives to create dynamic designs that evoke traditional motifs and culture infused with a modern flair.

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.

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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great company with fast shipping!!!
Jul 5, 2017 by uzinhanks
Très belle impression Dommage que le tissu ne soit pas monté pour mettre une tringle
Mar 22, 2017 by Coralie Decler
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Nice product, very original! This shop was very helpful with international shipping. Thank you Gary.
Jan 14, 2017 by Stephane Veillette
Love it! Beautiful unique design and great material.
Dec 13, 2016 by Gerry Whitmarsh
So, I liked this product.
Sep 26, 2016 by mywildlife1

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