Tenugui "Cats, Flowers, Bows and Candies" folded in half to show the pattern.
Tenugui "Cats, Flowers, Bows and Candies" ties with a band for display.

Tenugui - Cats, Flowers, Bows and Candies

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. 

The design is by Seki Mihoko, who uses katazome (Japanese stencil printing) technique to create various fabric and paper products. This tenugui features cats, flowers, bows and candies in a pretty blue background.

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.