KAMAWANU WEEK in September 2016

Event : KAMAWANU WEEK in September 2016

Kamawanu, the leading tenugui maker in Japan and a supplier to CIBI since we opened 8 years ago, will visit us in Melbourne in September. To make the most of their visit, we will have an exhibition at Minanoie featuring over 200 limited design patterns, as well as three tenugui workshops. It’s a great opportunity to deep dive into the history and culture of tenugui, and explore their amazing versatility. And the opportunity to buy limited edition tenugui!!

Tenugui is a rectangular piece of hand-dyed fabric that you can use in whatever way takes your fancy. Made with myriad patterns, stories, characters, and styles, it can be a scarf, table runner, tea towel, or interior decor piece to brighten up your day. It’s also a highly versatile tool with a myriad of everyday uses in and around the house, in the outdoors, even camping.
Our tenugui are made by Kamawanu, the leading tenugui maker in Japan. They believe that tenugui are a communication tool between people, the different fabrics and patterns providing a conversation starter to its rich history in Japanese culture. Over the centuries tenugui have been used as a business card, business identity, to wrap things up, as a towel to wipe away sweat and dry things, and even to create something new.
At CIBI, we love how this simple fabric has become woven into cultural history as a simple tool that be used as part of everyday life. Even as you wipe your brow you can enjoy the colour, pattern and history, and the feel of the planet friendly fabric. They have myriad uses, so we keep a supply of them in the house.