A giant sperm whale swimming in a big wave. If you look closely, you can find his bestie swimming along side.
35×90cm / 13.8 x 35.4 inches
Cotton 100% Tokuoka Chusen Print
Made in Japan
“Tenugui” is a type of traditional Japanese towel, and can be used for anything a towel could be used for – as a washcloth, dishcloth, but often as a tapestry, decoration, quilt, headband, souvenir, or for wrapping items such as bottles.
Designed by Chie Takai, daughter of Nobuyuki Takai, a pupil of Japanese National Treasure Keisuke Serizawa. Chie Takai is a renowned Japanese stencil artist, known under her artist name kata kata. The name is derived from Kata-e-zome, which is Japanese method of dyeing fabrics using a resist paste applied through a stencil.
“Chusen” is a traditional method of dyeing using stencil paper. Since the dye infiltrates the cloth, the patterns appear on both sides. When the tenugui is used for a long period of time, the dye fades, giving it a well-aged look.