Cat Faces tenugui folded in half to show the pattern.
Cat Faces tenugui tenugui tied with a band for display.

Tenugui - Cat Faces

Regular price $ 14.00

Tenugui are plain weave thin cotton cloths about 35" x 13" in size. They have been used for centuries in Japan for a variety of purposes, and many people use them as washcloths and headbands. 

This tenugui is decorated with various cat faces with some paws and tails.

The finish of this tenuqui is unique in that all four sides are stitched. (Standard cotton fabric for tenugui is woven in 13" width so the long sides are selvedges; the cut sides are left unhemmed.)


  • 100% cotton
  • 35" x 12½” 
  • Made in Japan

Who Makes it

Yamamoto Jin Shoten of Kyoto is a textile converter that has been in business since the 18th century. Combining tradition with modern sensibilities, they produce apparel and small textile goods. The tenugui are dyed in Osaka and sewn in Kyoto and Osaka.