Cotton cloth #5442

Price : €4.18
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Category : LIFE STYLE

Country  :  JAPAN

Weight : 0.04 lb    Size : 43.0 x 36.0 cm

Half long size of TENUGI.

In the Heian period (AD 794 - 1192) TENUGUI was used as accessories in silk for Shinto rituals. Cloth was such a precious item that the use of the item was not widespread among the people during the Nara period (710 - 794). From the Kamakura period (1192 - 1333) on, it gradually became popular. In the Edo period (1592 - 1868) cotton began to be cultivated in various parts of Japan.TENUGUI in cotton became a necessary item for living as Yukata (Kimono in cotton).In the Showa period (1926 - 1989), a variety of associations were formed by people who love TENUGUI and such associations spread throughout the country with TENUGUI for daily necessities.Today there are many different colors and patterns of TENUGUI in cotton.The people use as tea towels in the kitchen,or handkerchief or towel or festival accessories.

Both ends of TENUGUI are simply cut off and left alone without stitching for drying easily and keeping clean in a hot and humid country here in Japan.
TENUGUI has frays on both ends and you can cut them with scissors.It will stop fraying when its ends become about 5 mm to 10 mm long.
TENUGUI will inevitably lose its colors.After several washings, however, some colors will not come off as much as they used to.
In spite of subsequent gradual loss of colors, you will come to enjoy its new texture and appearance.

100% Cotton
Wash with cold water and separately from other items.
Do not use chlorine bleach.

Keisuke Serizawa's profil
1895 born on May 13 in Shizuoka City.
1916 graduated from Tokyo Higher Technical School (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
1929 his first work Shakushinamon Kabekake (wall drape) won the Kokugakai Prize.
1939 went to Okinawa and improved on Bingata and other dyeing techniques with stencil.
1956 designated as a "Living National Treasure".
1967 designated as an "Honorary citizen of Shizuoka City".
1976 designated as "Person of Cultural Merit". Exhibition "SERIZAWA" at the Grand Palais in Paris.
1981 opened his museum Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum in Shizuoka City.
1983 received "The Contributor to the Arts" Award from the French goverment.
1984 passed away at the age of 88 on April 5.
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