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An exceptional tenugui woven with interlaced gold yarns.
Mount Fuji imposes itself as the main element of this gorgeous landscape, with one of the five lakes at its feet, on the banks of which pine trees have been painted.
The upper part is occupied by a branch of cherry blossoms (sakura) in the foreground, and clouds in the sky.
Dyed using the Sosogizome technique: also called Chûsen this is a traditional dyeing method originating from the Meiji era, where the dye is poured by hand over the cotton cloths. This allows to get the the design permeating the fabric, so that it can be seen clearly on both sides.
80% cotton, 20% polyester
Size: 33 x 90 cm
A tenugui is a piece of dyed cotton cloth which has always been an essential tool for the Japanese. It was used as a wiping tool such as a towel or a handkerchief, or a headwear. It also came to be used in the place of a greeting card.
Recently people have found even more ways to use it, from place mats to tapestry for decorating their homes.