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Lucky Octopus Tenugui- Favorite Historical Pots #3

Lucky Octopus Tenugui- Favorite Historical Pots #3

$ 29.00


Lucky Octopus
Favorite Historical Pots #3

This tenugui is inspired by a Minoan flask made between 1500-1450 BCE on Crete has influenced generations of ceramic artists, including me. The way in which the tentacles reach into every space and how every inch of negative space is filled with another image- a shell, a rock, some seaweed, speak to the exuberance of the potter and a culture that revered the sea.

This octopus sports a hachimaki, a tenugui style often used in festivals in Japan. Hachimaki is also a pun because hachi can also be translated as "eight". Eight is a particularly lucky number in Japan, so I intentionally created 8 octopuses and 8 each  of three kinds of anthropomorphized seaweed. 

This tenugui symbolizes Luck

Measures 13"x35"
100% cotton, unfinished ends
Made in Japan


100% cotton Japanese tenugui that may be used as a hand towel, head wrap, gift wrap.

Please note that this is only printed on one side. It will also bleed the first few washes so don't put it in with your whites!