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Burgundy: Sparrow
Burgundy: Sparrow
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
Navy: Lesser White-Fronted Goose
Navy: Lesser White-Fronted Goose
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
Navy: Lesser White-Fronted Goose
Navy: Lesser White-Fronted Goose
Burgundy: Sparrow
Burgundy: Sparrow
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth
WBSJ Tenugui Cloth

WBSJ Tenugui Cloth

Kamon are traditional family logos in Japan that first appeared around one thousand years ago.  A heraldic mark, they were originally used only by the aristocracy, before being gradually adopted by most Japanese families.  An early form of graphic design, they established motifs that recur today.  Birds are a common feature, and through kamon we can see their importance through the ages as a source of inspiration in Japanese visual arts.

These all purpose tenugui cloths feature two series bird themed kamon, one with sparrows in Burgundy, and the other with White-fronted Geese (Karigane) reproduced in Navy.  The tenugui are made for the Wild Bird Society of Japan by Kamawanu, one of the most famous exponents of the chusen dye style.  Tenugui are useful in a variety of occasions: from portable towel to general decoration to the lining of a picnic basket. 

Made in cotton, the cloths are 33 x 90cm.

Handwash is recommend, at least for the first few times.

Regular price £24.00