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Tenugui Japanese Hand Towels

A tenugui is a thin Japanese hand towel made of cotton with over 1,000 years of history. Originally, tenugui were used in Shinto rituals and by samurai to keep the sweat out of their eyes when wearing helmets. In the Edo period, the tenugui became valued not only for its practical function but also for its artistic possibilities. To this day the tenugui retains some traces of its samurai origins. Lacking a sewn in hem enabled samurai to tear long strips from their tenugui to bind wounds sustained in battle.

Tenugui can be used as hand towels, bandanas, handkerchiefs, cloth for wrapping small gifts and an elegant towel to clean and polish tools. Cut them in half and use as sustainable cloth napkins!

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Tenugui Japanese Towel - Turquoise Moyou
Item# M-7111 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$5.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Green Patterned Turtles
Item# M-7112 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$5.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Pink Rabbit & Moon
Item# M-7113 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$5.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Orange Maple & Ginkgo
Item# M-7114 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$5.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Polka Dot
Item# M-7101 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$3.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Gourd Pattern
Item# M-7102 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$3.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Origami Crane
Item# M-7103 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$3.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Iris & Pond
Item# M-7104 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$3.90
Tenugui Japanese Towel - Fan & Flying Crane
Item# M-7105 Overall size: 35" (L) x 13" (W) Finish: Plain cut, edge not hemmed A ten..
$3.90
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