kenema : Tenugui 手ぬぐい 51506 Goriyaku Five Carps 五鯉躍 -Made in Japan
五鯉躍 Goriyaku, the correct kanji is ご利益 but has the same pronounciation and it means blessing.】
Five dancing and jumping carps.Carp is a symbol of strength because of the Chinese myth; a carp swam upstream and became a dragon.
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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