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Tenugui is Lit. Hand towel in Japanese – has been used in Japan for a long time. During the Heian period (794-1192 AD) it was used as accessories in rituals at Shinto shrines.

The tenugui started to grow in popularity from the Kamakura period (1192-1333 AD) and during the Edo period (1592-1868 AD), as cotton cultivation started in several parts of Japan , tenugui became an everyday necessary item. At this time the tenugui was regarded as a versatile daily product, but slowly it began to be regarded as an artistic item and contest were held to select winning designs.

These contests were called “Tenugui Awase” and contributed to the development of new dyeing techniques.


• Wiping
• Quilt
• Kitchen
• Tablemats
• Wrapping
• wall hanging
• Greetings and gifts
• Incorporate into a quilted table runner.
• Use an inexpensive poster frame and use it as framed art.
• Decoration, each tenugui is simply a piece of art!
• With 2 tenugui, I made one girls top as the one I show in the last picture.


Traditional towel Tenugui using nassen method hand-dye.

Size: 90x35,5cm (35,5x14inch)

Cotton100 percent, made in Japan

Machine washing not recommended due to shrinkage.
Hand-wash recommended. Dry in shade. Don't bleach. Wash with like colors. Don't leave in water. Colors may fall.
Both edges of tenugui are not stitched, so the strings of both edges will become loose and fraying. However, the fraying will stops after using a while.


The color on monitor may has a bit difference from the real product.
All the items come from smoke and dog/cat free home.

PLEASE READ my shop policies before purchasing items: Custom order info, including shipping info, Returns and exchanges, please click on the side policy link. All items will shipped by registered airmail.

Japanese fabric cat Tenugui, maneki neko red silk screen, Japanese cute fabric, kawaii fabric, tea towel cat fabric, cat curtain


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  • Materials: cotton, gase, silkscreen, kimono, yukata, japanese fabric, blue cotton, japanese tenugui, tenugui, ligth
  • Ships worldwide from Japan
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