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TENUGUI - The Magic of Simple 100% Cotton Cloth

Do you know TENUGUI? Tenugui is a traditional rectangular towel made of 100% cotton that is steeped in many decades of Japanese history. The Japanese word "TE" means hand, and "Nugui" describes the act of wiping. A part from using this traditional towel for wrapping one's head like a bandanna, it can also be used to wrap gifts, as a decoration for the home, or even can be used for a daily exercise tool like a Yoga strap.

Here is my Tenugui Story...
I knew Tenugui since I was very little. My Grandpa and Grandma were using tenugui everyday as a towel, wash and dry their body and face with Tenugui. Not only that, they wore Tenugui as a hat or a scarf, just like other grandparents. I grow up in Japan, and always there were Tenugui around in my daily life, in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the living room or bed room, and also any outdoor activities.
Even though, I have never thought about tenugui deeply, until my husband got cancer in 2002.

My family sent him tenugui as a head cover during cancer treatment, and he loved it. The soft fabric was so gentle on his treated skin and the size was perfect to wrap and cover his head. And also, easy to wash and dry... We both enjoyed the variety of colors, patterns of tenugui and creating own style to wear it. But most of all we enjoyed feeling the changing seasons and beauty of life through the Art of Tenugui. Tenugui always brought us a warm happy smile... Yes, that was truly... TENUUGI MAGIC.

I am hoping that be able to bring you a smile via Tenugui, for the people who are suffering unexpected sickness or even people who are struggling difficult time in many reasons...

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  • RURI

    Owner, Designer, Curator

    Ruri was born in Japan and moved to China in her teens. She worked for fashion makers over 15-years in many countries. Ruri found Tenugui in 2002 during her husband's cancer therapy as a head cover, since then her Tenugui Story has been started...

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Last updated on April 29, 2022
WELCOME to TENUGUI MAGIC! TE-means hand, and NUGUI is the act of wiping, actually TENUGUI is a Japanese traditional towel. This simple cotton cloth has unlimited possibilities in its design and usage. Enjoy your Tenugui Magic!

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I do accept returns or exchanges, but all returning shipping costs are the buyer's possibilities, so please contact me with any questions you have before ordering. Please note that the colors that appear on your screen may vary from actual colors of the items. If you have any problem whatsoever with your order, please contact me and I will work with you to make it right, as again, your satisfaction is of utmost importance to me.
Payment can be made using either Etsy's Direct Checkout using a credit card or Paypal. New York residents will be charged state sales tax on all purchases.

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Please note that if payment has not cleared in 48 hours, I will re-list the items and/or cancel the transaction.

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Your item will ship 2 to 4 days after payment has cleared by USPS Priority Mail service both the U.S. domestic and international.

Shipping usually takes 3 to 5 business days when shipping to the United States, and the time frame can be from 1 to 2 weeks or more for international orders.

Your purchase will ship to the address you specify at the time of check out on Etsy, please make sure it is correct.

If you would like to add insurance to your order, you can upgrade your shipping at the time of check out, otherwise I do not offer refunds for lost or damaged items in most cases, but please contact me as soon as possible if something does arrive damaged or does not arrive. Take pictures of any damaged items and send them to me within 24 hours of receipt as your satisfaction is of utmost importance to me.

International Buyers:
Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to purchasing. For further information on U.S. Customs Codes, please refer to 19 USC § 1592 - PENALTIES FOR FRAUD, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, AND NEGLIGENCE:

Additional policies and FAQs
I do welcome custom Tenugui order from 30-pcs of orders. Please contact me details anytime if you are interested to making your own design Tenugui.

I do welcome wholesale & consignment, please feel free to contact me anytime.