The tenugui (手拭い) is a long and proud Japanese tradition, dating back over half a century. A humble, patterned cotton cloth, the tenugui is almost always dyed and decorated in an endless variety of designs. They can be found throughout Japan, including in specialty tenugui stores, and are used as handkerchief, washcloths, bandanas, and for wrapping small boxes. Typically around 3 feet long and 1 foot wide, its shape makes it an excellent fashion accessory, worn as a headwrap, or head band. Beautiful on their own, the tenugui can also be presented as a gift or displayed as wall art.