A Tenuguiis a common Japanese household item. These versatilecloths can be used as anything from washcloths, to headbands, travel accessories, or simply used as decoration. The simple cloths cloths date back to the Heian era (794-1192 AD). Worn for summer festivals, kendo practice and even used as props for storytellers, Tenugui are an important part of Japanese culture and history.
While screen printing merely lays pigment on the surface of the fibers, Chu-sen dyeing seeps all the way through to permanently color the fabric. Thus, a Chu-sen dyed Tenugui will be as bright and beautiful from the front as it will be from the back. Read more of the Chu-sen dyeing process on our blog HERE.
Note: Tenugui edges are purposely seamless for better hygiene and quick drying. After a few washes, you may find that the cloth has frayed. Use a pair of scissors to trim the loose threads. The more you use the cloth, the more the edges will stop fraying due to the tightening of the the fabric.