Multi-Purpose Japanese Tenugui Cloths
A hallmark of Japanese design is the effortless union of form and function – and a tenugui is a perfect example. A multi-purpose cotton cloth used to dry hands and dishes, wrap bento boxes, serve as a napkin, be worn as an accessory or morph into a protective face mask, tenuguis are beautiful, one-of-a-kind everyday workhorses. Made using a traditional hand-dyeing technique unique to Japan – chusen – tenugui are known for their playful, distinctive prints and patterns, which often reference elements in nature. However you choose to use them, they add an element of joy to daily life.