Today’s Japanese word “Tenugui” (Japanese hand towel).
“Tenugui” is Japanese hand towel. It is made from the cloth of the plain weave of the cotton.
Mainly, we wiped the sweat or water after washing the face and hands by using it. And we use in order to wash the body at the time of bathing.
In addition, it is used for cold, heat or dust cover from keeping off the sun light.
The size of the “Tenugui” is about 90cm × 35cm.
In old days, it was various size. But it became the current size in the Edo era.
The end of the “Tenugui” purposefully left unstitched. It is the characteristic of the “Tenugui”.
This is devised to dry quickly and keep clean.
In addition, “Tenugui” is not sewn easily to tear it. Because we might tear it, for making the bandage.
So, “Tenugui” become popular again.
How do you use “Tenugui”?
– Wipe your hands … is popular because soon dry.
– Fashion item … wrapped a neck as a substitute for a scarf.
– Interior … to decorate it in table and the room.
– Wrapping presents … Let’s wrap a gift!
In some school, they always ready it, because “Tenugui” can use substitute for a bandage or the mask.
“Tenugui” has various patterns.
It is very popular as the souvenir!