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Towel (tenugui), 1900-1930
37 in. x 13 1/4 in. (93.98 cm x 33.66 cm)
Hand-drawn on cotton tabby.
Rectangular panel with a design of wisteria (fuji) and small Japanese river trout (ayu) on a light blue ground.
Tenugui are Japanese hand towels made of thin, plain weave cotton, usually decorated with resist and painted designs. It can, and is used for anything from a hand towel, washcloth, headband, souvenir or for decorative hanging. They were sometimes made as mementos for special occasions and for company advertisements.
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