Tenugui: Japanese Traditional Cloth

Tenugui: Japanese Traditional Cloth

Laure Joliet
Sep 11, 2008

We're suckers for great fabric, the color blue and things that have multiple uses:

"Tenugui, a hand dyed cotton cloth has always been an essential tool for the Japanese. Not only was it used as a wiping tool such as a towel or a handkerchief, it was also used as a bandage or a headwear in the old days. To dry quicker in such a humid country like Japan, and for multipurpose use, the ends are unfinished so it will fray after first few washes."

We can think of a bunch of uses in the home for these wonderful (simple) pieces of fabric:
• As a dishtowel in the kitchen
• As a hand towel in the bathroom
• Use it to make lavender sachets
• Wrap presents in it (small presents)
• Frame one with a great pattern

Each cloth is 1x3' and you can buy a whole range of different colors (not just blue) at Tortoise.

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