A tenugui is one of the most versatile pieces of apparel in Japan. It is usually thin, and shaped as a rectangle. Tenugui has been an integral part of Japanese culture for centuries and continues to be popular today.
We usually have one at hand when travelling and at our tea bar; it looks great and has unlimited uses:
Towel: Its absorbent and quick-drying nature makes it suitable for wiping hands or face. When you're travelling in tea land... towels are not always available in rural bathing facilities.
Headband: Tenugui can be folded and worn as a headband to keep sweat away.
Bandana: It keeps hair where it should be when you're handcrafting tea or cooking.
Bento Box Wrap
These tenugui were handcrafted by our old friend Jay Creasey from Woodpath in Calgary, AB.