Tenugui Japanese Fabric 'Turtle and Crane' Motif w/Free Shipping

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This tenugui features a traditional logevity motif. The crane, said to live for 1000 years, is standing on the turtle, which is said to live for 10,000 years.

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. They're printed with care on quality, 100% cotton and are about 90cm x 36cm(35.43" x 14.17".

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.

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.

If you live outside the U.S., we'll ship your order from our main office in Kyoto with insurance and it should arrive in about 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for visiting!

Average review
Beautiful! It framed wonderfully.shipped on time.
Sep 20, 2016 by Linda Nutwell
Very nice retro feel to this fabric.
Mar 14, 2015 by sdportillo
love this item...thanks so much
Jul 14, 2014 by Isla Creations
I really love the motif! It's just so beautiful and the fabric feels so good! :)
Jun 24, 2014 by Melita Suput
Ah yes, the turtle and the crane, portrayed so elegantly too. This shop has some lovely things, and I'm grateful for the excellent service. I shall return!
Jun 5, 2014 by Carolyn O'Brien

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