Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui

Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui
Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui

Kamawanu x tokyobike Original Tenugui

20.00

Traditional Japanese textile meets tokyobike.

  • Colour: Blue Grey

  • Dimensions: approx. L90 x W33cm

  • Material: 100% cotton

  • Features an original tokyobike illustration

  • Reversible

  • Hand dyed and made in Japan

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'Tenugui', a traditional Japanese hand towel, is a well loved everyday item in Japan with a rich history. Wonderfully versatile, it can serve many uses from hand or tea towel to scarf, wrapping, interior decoration and seasonal gifts to name a few. Initially used in ceremonies and religious rituals dating back to the 700s, its use gradually became widespread by the Edo period (late 1500s - 1800s) with the increased availability of cotton, advance in fabric making techniques, and the popularisation of public bathhouses. 

This tenugui features an original illustration depicting tokyobike themes. Hand dyed using the traditional Chusen technique known for producing a reversible finish, it is designed to soften and fade with use - the colour has been selected to gradually reveal tokyobike's signature colour, Blue Grey, so you can enjoy your tenugui for years to come.

The two ends of tenugui are left intentionally raw - a traditional design to aid hygiene and quick drying. Any fraying will settle about a centimetre in, and loose horizontal strands can be trimmed with sharp scissors. 

Care:

  • Cold hand wash separately without detergent
  • Do not soak or bleach
  • Do not leave wet
  • Dry in shade
  • Do not tumble dry
  • Cool iron
  • Prolonged sun exposure may cause colours to fade

 


 

About Kamawanu:

Kamawanu’s craftspeople are specialists in making tenugui using the traditional Chusen dying technique. Kamawanu tenugui are designed and hand made in Japan.

Read more about tenugui and Kamawanu here.