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

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This tenugui features a skeletal geisha applying her make-up, looking at a reflection of her former self, preparing to meet her true love. She's wearing a kimono that features a skull motif, and if you look closely you'll discover that the skulls on her kimono are actually made up of sleeping cats!

This macabre motif 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.

It's printed on quality, 100% cotton and is about 90cm x 36cm(35.43" x 14.17").

I have a similar design that I call 'Surreal Samurai' 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 tenugui is 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.

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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Average review
very pretty. bigger than thought.
Apr 18, 2017 by Liane Cecile
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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A really beautiful design that can be appreciated on both sides of the fabric that complies wth the description.
Feb 16, 2017 by Spiffdu69
Dec 16, 2016 by John Alvarez
Beautiful work as usual!! Shop with ease!!
Sep 26, 2016 by bambers13

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