Handkerchief with Japanese Motifs
Included in Daily Life box, Visual Arts box, Festivals & Holidays box
- Description: Traditional Japanese hand towel, tenugui. Although in use since the Nara period (710 – 794), they became popular amongst commoners during the Edo period (1603 – 1868). Featuring various designs and patterns, they have become a popular collector’s item. Made out of thin fabric that is smooth to the touch, they are used not only for drying one’s hands/body, but also as gift wraps, headbands, head wraps, place mats, scarves, and decorative displays.
For more information, visit: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/exotic/JapanesQue/1310/tenugui.html
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