Tenugui Cloth - Cloud
Kamawanu

$18.00 USD
  • Introduction

    I am a Cloud patterned Tenegui Cloth. Get your head out of the clouds. I’m the multipurpose cloth of your dreams come true!

     

  • Curator's Notes 

     

    Tenugui cloths are one of Japan’s old traditions but when we first received one as a gift, we had a lot of questions about this seemingly plain cotton cloth... Why are the ends frayed? What is it used for? Why the rectangular shape? A friend explained that tenuguis are a multipurpose cloth used for decorating, wrapping gifts, carrying items, wiping and drying hands. They can also be used as handkerchiefs, napkins, bandanas or kitchen cloths. The edges are frayed to allow quicker drying and are antiseptic as bacteria will not be as prone to build up as it would if the cloth had seams.

    Once we discovered their versatility, we began to appreciate the meaning behind such a simple household object. We now have a large collection of tenuguis on rotation in our home and often give them as souvenirs when we return from Japan. Tenuguis by Kamawanu are handcrafted using traditional techniques. The labour-intensive process can be seen in this video.

     

    Cloud Tenugui Cloth was curated by Angélique Chmielewski

     

  • Designer/Maker 

     

    Maker: Kamawanu

     

  • Specifications

     

    Dimensions: 13” x 35” or 33cm x 90m

     

    Weight: 2 oz or 57 gr

     

    Materials: 100% Cotton

     

  • Details
    • Made in Japan
    • No seams
    • Ends are left raw
    • Selvage-edged sides
    • Ends will fray with time and stop at around 1cm of fraying
    • Cloth will soften with each wash
    • Tenugui are dyed by hand and variations in the dye color or pattern may occur
    • Color fading is expected over time and can be reduced by hand washing
    • Multi-purpose function
  • Return Policy
    Returns or Exchanges may be done within 7 days from purchase date. We kindly ask that all valid returns must be in unused condition with attached tags and packaging. Nalata Nalata will not accept any returned merchandise without prior written communication and valid Return Authorization Number. Upon inspection and approval, Exchange or Store Credit will be provided, No Refunds. All sale items and discounted merchandise are Final Sale and cannot be returned. Read More
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