34×90cm / 13.4 x 35.4 inches
Made in Japan
The 'Tenugui book' is awarded the 2007 Good Design Award as well as the Good Design Special Award.
“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. The feature is being dyed up from cloth of a white cotton. Enjoy the beauty of Japanese traditional Nassen Tenugui. Please note that Tenugui have unfinished edges top and bottom.
HAMAMONYO's Nassen is 'Yokohama's traditional Nassen dyeing' process. High quality Nassen techniques have been cultivated over years of silk scarf dyeing that uses dozens of colors and dozens of dyes. HAMAMONYO's textiles are created for design using Nassen print blocks and dyes on original cotton cloth. Several more processes are needed to express delicate patterns, color distinction and unique tint. By patiently applying these processes, the textile hardly fades and can be well used. Exclusively produced cloth is bleached according to Japanese methods, resulting in the best texture that comes from the natural fibers. Although it is difficult to dye cloth bleached according to Japanese methods without the skill of an experienced veteran, such obsession creates the unique texture of HAMAMONYO textiles.