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Tenugui

Here is a cotton towel originally used for headwear, belts, and decorative wrapping has been around since the Heian period (794AD - 1185), and gained popularity as fabric making improved and reduced costs.

As bathing became more popular so did tenugui and during the summer they were worn as headgear or sweatbands.

Decorated with ukiyo-e wood block prints by famed masters.