Friday, February 17, 2012

Tenugui

Something new has arrived from Japan. Something we call Tenugui. It is a traditional Japanese-style hand towel, but I consider it as a tea towel. There used to be only the traditional prints available when I lived there, but they come in a variety of prints these days. They made a great come back as a part of the slow life movement, as the younger generation acknowledges how beautiful the way of life was in the old days. Just like Furoshiki did. The graphics are so bright and crispy. They are gorgeous! The tenugui cotton is traditionally loosely woven so it is airy, and it absorbs water like magic and dries like magic. Because it's so graphic, it doesn't only have to stay in the kitchen. You can use it in a more creative way that you want.

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