Boar and Oakleaf Tenugui
Favorite Historical Pots #1
The boar and oakleaf tenugui is inspired by a double handled majolica drug (or pharmacy) jar, made around 1430 in Tuscany by the workshop Giunto di Tugio. As a young potter, I saw this 700 year old jar on the back cover of a book titled “The Art of Ceramics” by Howard Coutts and inspired me to start drawing animals on my pots. One of about a 1000 pots made in this style (two handled with an oakleaf pattern), these jars were commissioned by the first hospital in Florence, Santa Maria Nuova, whose symbol of green crutches were painted on the handles. Medicinal material would have been stored in them. 2019 was the year of the pig/boar in the Chinese/Japanese zodiac.
This tenugui symbolizes Good Health.
100% cotton, unfinished ends
Made in Japan
100% cotton Japanese tenugui that may be used as a hand towel, head wrap, gift wrap.
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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! Two elements are intentionally upside down- one boar and one jar.