This tenugui is based on an ukiyo-e woodblock print most often known as 'The Wave' in English by one of the masters, the artist Hokusai.
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. They look great framed! They're printed with care on quality, 100% cotton, are made with pride here in Japan and are about 100 x 35cm(39.37 x 13.78".
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.
Thanks for visiting!
Jan 13, 2017 by Daniel Lemos
Sep 3, 2016 by zelda1651
Jul 23, 2016 by Irantzu Elortza Letamendi
May 10, 2016 by Shayla Sanchez
The fabric is thinner than I thought, but the print is good and shipping is fast