Tenugui Tapestry Frame

A wooden tapestry frame from Tokyo for hanging tenugui as a decoration.

£40 per item


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This tapestry frame is made of beech or cherry wood to hang tenugui as wall decoration. In Japan, tenugui are used as hand towels, handkerchiefs, kitchen cloths, wrapping cloths and even scarfs. Generally made of cotton, tenugui are highly absorbent and versatile and are often decorated with patterns.

Size: L40.5 cm x Ø2 cm

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Tenugui have been produced in Japan for centuries. Though the literal translation is ‘hand towel’, te means ‘hand’ and nugui is ‘to wipe’, these simple cotton cloths can be used for a variety of purposes – from wrapping to cleaning or wearing as an accessory. Tenugui come in a rich variety of patterns and colours and grow softer with each wash.

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