Friday, September 13, 2019

nugoo, Japan - Tenugui Review

The world is discovering Japan's tenugui (click for pronunciation)! nugoo Japan's on-line shop has a large selection (over 300) of gorgeous tenugui, also known as Japanese hand towels. This multi-purpose cotton towel with so many practical everyday uses such as wiping, wearing and wrapping can even be hung as wall art! See nugoo's specially made hanging rods. Tenugui are made of lightweight 100% cotton and measure about 32 cm x 92 cm (12.6 x 36.2 inches). nugoo specializes in authentic tenugui hand dyed by skilled craftsmen using the chusen method - making them highly desirable. Chusen is a detailed dyeing process unique to Japan. It involves a hand cut stencil, resist dying, cold water washing and then open air drying. A feature of chusen dyeing is that the same pattern appears on both the front and back of the tenugui - making the color exceptional. Because they are dyed by hand no two pieces are exactly alike. Motifs reflect the change of seasons in Japan. nugoo has an ever-changing range of both classic and contemporary tenugui designs. They release two new collections a year. To view their just released autumn collection click on the Tenugui tab. Tenugui retail starting at USD$10.80 or CAD$15 each. Subscribe to nugoo's email list and get $5 USD off your next order (bottom right of their web-site). Get yours below!




My collection of nugoo tenugui - spring (sold out)autumn (same stencil, slightly different colors) and cockateel red.



My autumn tenugui as a picnic table runner in the dappled September sun. Note that the sides of tenugui are selvage, while the top and bottom edges are cut. This allows for a fringe to develop with use.  




Learn how to wrap a gift with a tenugui. The tenugui used is nugoo's Arare Blue.



Learn how to wrap a tissue box with tenugui. The tenugui used is nugoo's Shippou Orange. Match your tissue box to your decor!

nugoo Japan's on-line products include - tenugui, bento® lunch wraps, square cloth scarves, tea, accessories and greeting cards. Their online shop is in English, with prices in US dollars and worldwide shipping. You may also check prices in 14 different currencies including the Canadian dollar, British pound and Euro. Founded in 2006 nugoo also has five retail stores and a cafe in and around Tokyo.




11 comments:

  1. These are absolutely stunning !

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  2. These are so beautiful and practical

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  3. i love these so much. thank you so much

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  4. I like that no two pieces are exactly alike.

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  5. I like the bold prints and would love to get some of this fabric for other purposes.

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  6. I like the colors.

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  7. I like ... a LOT ... the looks of gifts being wrapped with a tenugui.

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  8. The Japanese culture is so clever. These are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. I learned how to wrap with the tenugui fabric. I would love to use for gifts when possible.

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