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1001 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205

1001 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97205

Sun-Sat: 11am-6pm

Chu-Sen Dyed, Tenugui, Teal Large Asanoha

$ 20.00

A tenugui is a common household item in Japan. These versatile cloths can be used as anything from washcloths, to headbands, to simply for decoration. 

Chu-sen Dyeing technique is as unique as the Tenugui designs themselves. Tenugui are dyed by hand, which is why the patterns and the colors are inconsistent on each and every one of them, making them more personal. The design permeates the fabric, so that it can be seen on both sides as the color fades with use and age, the cotton acquires its unique soft texture.

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.

  • Origin: Japan
  • 100% Cotton
  • Size Approx: 13" x 35"
  • Hand wash cold with like colors
  • Do not bleach
  • Product #: TC233
  • Code: WP35

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. Please request this service in the notes section and we will send you an invoice for the service.