Atenugui is a common household item in Japan. These versatilecloths can be used as anything from washcloths, to headbands, to simply for decoration.
These humble cloths date back to the Heian era (794-1192 AD). Worn for summer festivals, kendo practice and even used as props for storytellers, tenugui are an important part of Japanese culture and history.
Yuzen-zome is a freehand resist-dyeing technique used to create large pictorial designs. Unlike many traditional forms of textile dyeing where patterns are repetitive by nature, yuzen-zome allows artists to apply the resist paste in a more painterly fashion. The technique allows the use of multiple colors and has been the preferred dyeing process in designing kimono fabrics.
Size Approx: 39" x 14"
Hand wash cold with like colors
Do not bleach
Product #: TC173
Tenugui edges are purposely seamless for better hygiene and quick drying. After a few washes, you may find that the cloth has frayed. Use a pair of scissors to trim the loose threads. The more you use the cloth, the more the edges will stop fraying due to the tightening of the fabric.
** If you would like the edges of your tenugui to be finished, we can hem the edges at an additional cost of $2.00 per tenugui.