Japanese Hand Kitchen Towel | Tenugui | Linen-Cotton Mix

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  • Material: 60% linen, 40% cotton
  • Print: Backets golden Brown
  • Dimension: approx. 37 x 100cm (width x height)
  • Very absorbent and quick drying
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  • Handmade in Japan


Elegant and very high quality kitchen towel in Komon Modern design. A cotton/linen mix that has a texture similar to a tea towel and is very durable. The pattern consists of two different base colours, off-white and golden brown.

Tenugui is a traditional cotton cloth that has been part of everyday Japanese life for centuries. Although its literal translation means "towel", the thinly woven cloth is used for all sorts of occasions - wrapping gifts or bento boxes, drying hands or dishes, and as a napkin or table runner.

Tenugui is a traditional cotton cloth that has been part of everyday life in Japan for centuries.

The Tenugui cloths are hand-dyed and printed using the "Chusen" dyeing technique according to traditional Japanese patterns. The technique, which dates back to the Meiji period (1868-1912), involves dyeing the fabric throughout so that the patterns can be seen on both sides. This makes the cloths very durable and makes them even softer and more beautiful over time.

Each Tenugui cloth is unique, which means that there may be variations from the variant shown here.


Care instructions:
Wash separately by hand and do not soak. As each cloth is hand-dyed, there may be some colour loss at the beginning. After washing, simply smooth the cloth by hand and let it air dry (not in direct sunlight).

Tenugui cloths are unhemmed at both ends and therefore initially pull threads that can be easily cut off. After about three washes, the thread pulling will subside.


Kamawanuopened his first shop in 1987 in a quiet alley in Tokyo and now has shops all over Japan, stocking over 250 Tenugui varieties at any given time. Kamawanu believes in the ideology of revisiting the old to learn the new and has embraced the wisdom of "tenugui", a versatile traditional cloth that can be used for many years and for many different purposes.


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