"Kamawanu" Reddish Brown【Hand-dyed Tenugui】
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This japanese towel is dyed using traditional hand dyeing techniques unique to Japan called "Chusen".The back side is the same design.The back side is not white.You can use it without worrying about the front and back.
≪ Design ≫
"Kama (scythe)/○ (circle)/nu (negative suffix)" is pronounced as "kamawanu".
It was often used during the Genroku Period (late 1700s to early 1800s).
It embodies the meaning of "helping the weak regardless of the hardships you may face".
≪ Color ≫
Reddish Brown (Suzumecha)
It refers to a reddish brown color like the suzume's (meaning sparrow in Japanese) head.
The dying technique has been employed in China from the ancient times.
However, it seems that the Chinese suzumecha turns out to be darker than the Japanese suzumecha.
There is no written record on this color from the Edo Period in Japan.
This color seems to have emerged after the Meiji Period.
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|material||100% cotton 30 count yarn used|
|washing||When washing use a mild detergent.|