Linen Tenugui – Matcha
Made in Japan
36cm x 90cm
Out of stock
Made of 100% linen material, this is a beautiful Tenugui in deep Matcha green colour. Almost like silk, the fabric feels smooth and comfortable to use.
Tenugui is a thin Japanese hand towel. Typically, tenugui are about 35 by 90 centimetres (14″ x 35′) in size, plain woven lightweight fabric. It ay be used as washcloths or dishcloths. They are often also used as headbands, decorations, or for wrapping bottles and similar items. Usually the long sides are finished with a selvage, and the short sides are just cut and so will show some fraying. If the loose thread is unraveled, you can trim it with scissors.
* Please note that the color may fade when washing. Refrain from using chlorine bleach.
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Founded in 1863 in Japan, Okaimafu Shouten is the originator of “Nara zarashi” linen textile, which is a high quality fabric that can be pleasantly used in our daily life. In the city of Nara during the Edo period, fabricating this cloth was the main source of industry, with about 90% of Nara city residents involved in some way.
However, after the Meiji Restoration, demand for this material dropped, forcing many traditional Nara zarashi makers to change or close their businesses.
Okaimafu has remained until today, now producing Nara zarashi linen only on a small scale by traditional craftsmen. They have lasted this long on the belief in the goodness of their linen fabrics and the desire for people to experience it in their daily life at home or work.
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