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Kiriko Made Tenugui — Set of 2 $25.95

First made during the Heian era of Japan (794-1192 A.D.), known as a period of innovation, the word “tenugui” originates from the Japanese terms for “hand” and “wipe.”

Before fabric was widely available, it was considered a luxury item. The very first tenugui cloths were made from silk or hemp and used in ceremonies. Later on, they became more popular for everyday use as fabric became easier to make.

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These are perfect as hand towels or for kitchen cleaning, drying produce and even wrapping up lunches.

Kitchen Notes

​Hand-wash cold with like colors. Tenugui edges are purposely seamless for better hygiene and quick drying. After a few washes, you may find that the cloth has frayed. Use a pair of scissors to trim the loose threads. The more you use the cloth, the more the edges will stop fraying due to the tightening of the fabric.

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