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Tea Towel: Japanese Animal Caricatures
Tea Towel: Japanese Animal Caricatures
Tea Towel: Japanese Animal Caricatures
R 160

Tea Towel: Japanese Animal Caricatures

MUSUBI

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Nanae-fukin means "sevenfold dish cloth" or tea towel, which is made by stitching seven layers of cotton and rayon fabrics together. It has a high water absorption rate and becomes softer with use. It is often used to clean delicate tableware or kitchenware.

This design references the Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga, a set of four picture scrolls depicting anthropomorphized animals in social scenes. The scrolls were completed between the 12th and 13th Centuries and the set is a National Treasure, to be viewed in Tokyo and Kyoto. It has also been referred to as the first manga.

Dimensions: 30cm x 30cm
Design: Animals from the Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga (12th Century)
Material: 100% Cotton / 100% Rayon
Weight: 42.5g

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Care Instructions: Wash the cloth before use with hot water to remove starch glue. Do not use with chlorine bleach, or tumble dry. It will become softer over time with use.

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Yamada sen-i was established in 1937 as a manufacturer of furoshiki. The company's furoshiki brand is “MUSUBI” which is derived from from “born(生す/musu)” and “beauty(美/bi)” in Japanese. “MUSUBI” also means “a knot” and “to tie”. They also make a range of tea towels and other fabric items.