kenema : Tenugui 手ぬぐい 50017 Working in Edo 江戸仕事人図 -Made in Japan
Size: approx. 36cm × 90cm (14.2" × 35.4inch)
Material: 100% cotton
The most distinctive feature of kenema’s tenugui is that they are dyed using the chusen technique. Chusen is a particular kind of stencil-based dyeing. With chusen, a starch paste is first applied, then dye is poured onto both sides of the layers of fabric (which have been piled one on top of the other), creating a dyed pattern. The tenugui fabric is dyed on both sides, which gives it a particular three-dimensional quality that cannot be enjoyed with any other printing technique.
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