This tenugui features two octopus in deep red on a blue base. These are dyed by hand with the tradition chusen dyeing technique and no two tenugui are exactly alike. The color gradations add vibrancy and a sense of depth to this striking motif.
It's about 90cm x 37cm(35.43" x14.57").
Tenugui are traditional Japanese cotton cloths. They were originally used as hand towels and head bands, but are used today mainly in craft projects and as room accents and come in a variety of motifs. Tenugui of this fine quality are often framed, and if you have the chance to come to Japan, do go to see these framed and on display in the shops, it's a real treat! Take yours to your local frame store and select a frame that will suit your space, and you'll enjoy this for years to come.
The colors can run a bit when this is new, so if you wear it as a headband it could run, and it should be washed separately after use to prevent colors from running and getting on other garments. Hand washing separately is recommended, to prolong the life of the fabric.
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.