Kiriko Made is a Portland-based Japanese textile and apparel brand living up to the spirit of Mottainai —a Japanese value that embraces one to waste nothing and recycle everything.
And what better product to encapsulate this mentality than a Chun-Sen Dyed Tenugui. For those of you who, like me, didn’t know what a tenugui was, it is basically a versatile piece of cloth that can be used for anything from a washcloth to a headband, and even as decoration. From its humble beginnings back in the Heian era (794-1192 AD) to this current day, the tenugui has been used throughout Japanese society.
As such, it is no surprise that Kiriko Made put so much effort into the form and function of their tenugui, so you can work it or hang it. It’s just that you might need to get doubles, one to look at and one to use. You probably won’t have the heart to wipe that ketchup glob on your face with the Reflection of MT. Fuji, Four Daruma, or my favorite, Usagi Moon Viewing—a tranquil moonlight landscape that will make real life look…boring.
Made in Japan (duh) out of 100% cotton, these tenugui are ready to put to work or put in a frame.
Available from $24 at Kiriko Made