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Marukyu Shoten

Chic Pattern Tenugui Cloth

Chic Pattern Tenugui Cloth

Regular price £19.50 GBP
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Tenugui are traditional Japanese towels, that have so many different uses – fold it into a small pouch for your glasses or use it as a place mat. It is as beautiful as it is practical.

Available in a choice of 7 chic patterns these tenugui have been produced by Shin-Edozome in Tokyo. Founded in 1902, all the fabric is hand-dyed by a small team of artisans.

There are also Floral patterns available.

All the prints are traditional Japanese patterns found on Yukata, cotton summer Kimono. Shin-Edozome uses a dyeing technique called chusen, which uses paper stencils called 'ise katagami' that have been designated as an Important Intangible Cultural Properties of Japan.

Tenugui have been around since the Heian era (794-1185 A.D.). Originally used for ceremonies and considered a very luxurious item, as the mass production of cloth was invented tenugui became more popular and were soon staples of Japanese households.

As they are 100% cotton, tenugui can be washed time and time again, with the fabric only becoming softer. Tenugui really is such a versatile and sustainable material.


Approximately 90 cm x 34 cm

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