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Nijiyura cotton Tenugui cloth, hand-dyed by a traditional Chusen technique.

Tenugui are multi-purpose cotton cloths that can be used to wrap bento boxes (lunch boxes) or gifts, serve as napkins, be worn as an accessory (scarf or bandana), as interior decoration and in many other ways.

Tenugui literally means "hand dry", but despite being traditionally used for this purpose, they are delicate and beautifully decorated.

Nijiyura tenugui are hand dyed using the traditional Chu-sen method developed in Osaka during the Meiji era. Since this period, tenugui have also been widely used in many traditional Japanese performing arts.

Nijiyura Chusen Tenugui Cloth - Asagao Morning Glory

  • - Size: Approx 37cm x 60cm

    - Material: 100% Cotton
    - Care: We recommend that you hand wash separately with cold water and mild detergent to prolong their life.
    - Made in Osaka, Japan

    (Wooden poster hanger is not included)


    About design


    The scenery visible through a round window. When you see this view at a temple, it brings a sense of calm and comfort. We've captured this scenery in a tenugui so you can enjoy it in your room throughout the seasons. Asagao means Morning Glory in English. It symbolises the fleeting nature of life and beauty due to its short blooming period. The morning glory is also associated with love, affection, and the renewal of the day.

    Please read before you order

    Tenugui are not stitched at the ends and will fray in the beginning. This is for the purpose of quick drying and keeping the cloth clean. You can trim any loose threads with scissors. The fraying process will stop after a few washes and make natural fringes.

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