Thistles Tenugui


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Approximately L40″ x W14″
Made in Japan by Yamauchi Takeshi
The color may bleed so please wash separately from other items.
These tenugui are hand-dyed and the colors or lines on any part of the tenugui may be uneven. There are small marks along the edges of the tenugui from pin tools that kept the fabric stretched flat as it was dyed.


SKU: T-YT-006 Categories: , ,

Renowned Japanese textile designer Yamauchi Takeshi has been designing and dyeing textiles for over 60 years at his studio, Atelier Nuiya, in Hamatsu City in Shizuoka. Yamauchi-san’s work is known as ‘kata-e-zome’ (pronounced kata-eh-zomeh), a term coined by the Japanese government to specifically recognize the achievement of Yamauchi-san’s teacher of 6 years, the legendary textile designer Serizawa Keisuke (1895-1984), who was awarded a Living National Treasure title in 1956. Following in the footsteps of his revered teacher, Yamauchi-san carries out all aspects of the production processes by himself even though he is 81 years old. This involves a set of highly labor-intensive work routines including creating the stencil, applying resist, and finally dyeing that is normally shared by several craftsmen in a traditional studio.