Chusen tenugui towel - Cherry blossom gardenNikkei National Museum
These colourful tenugui are made with a traditional dying technique called Chusen by talented craftspeople. The dye penetrates the fabric and makes the back and front both have the same clear pattern. Some colours mix and merge during the dying process and create unique effects. The more you use it, the softer the cloth becomes. The ends are not sewn, which allows the cloth to dry quickly. You will experience short threads coming loose at the raw edges when you start using it. This will naturally stop creating a short fringe. We hope you will enjoy a piece of Japan in your daily life.
How to use
- Tenugui can be basically used for anything a towel could be used for such as to wipe your hands or use it in the kitchen and in the bathroom.
- It makes a beautiful and practical gift when you use it to wrap a bottle of wine, or a box of chocolates as a gift to a party host.
- It’s a handy item to have when travelling as it multipurpose it as a handkerchief or scarf. It doesn’t take up space and can be washed easily and dries quickly.