Tenugui - Chilli pepper
30 x 90cm / 100% cotton / hand-dyed with Japanese traditional dying technique "chusen"
The rich world of tenugui : The Japanese textile form of the tenugui has a rich and textured history that weaves together art and commercial uses. Still handcrafted by artisans in Tokyo shitamachi (old downtown), its versatility and affordability ensure it continues to evolve in exciting new ways even today.
Everyday art — versatile & practical : Tenugui are used for a multitude of purposes, from hand towel to headwear, bandage to business card, place mat to wall hanging. As every tenugui is handmade, each is unique. Their individual appeal grows with repeated use and washing, as the cloth softens and the dyes take on a well-used patina—natural qualities which we love here at CIBI.
Seasonal elements and patterns
As there are four distinct seasons in Japan, they play an important part in Japanese culture, and the enjoyment and appreciation of seasonal patterns expresses this.