While this can easily pass as sakura, this pattern is a graphic representation of the plum blossom. This is the first tree to blossom in spring and symbolizes hope and prosperity.
Ume trees are considered to keep away evil spirits. Feng Shui maintains that evil and misfortune blow in from the northeast winds, plum trees are a popular garden tree. You’ll find these trees standing guard in the northeast corner of many a temple and estate. Maybe you a need a cloth in the northeast part of your home;)
About Tenugui by Kamawanu
These tenugui by the Japanese maker Kamawanu are hand dyed and approximately 13 x 35". Tenugui are a traditional Japanese cloth, used daily as a towel, a bandana, a handkerchief or a cloth to wrap gifts in.
These tenugui are 100% cotton and each batch might vary ever so slightly since the dye varies due to weather, the temperature or humidity.
Due to the process of hand dye nature of them you have patterns on both sides
The ends are purposefully left raw and will create a natural 1/2 cm fringe after washing.
Wash gently in cold. The tenugui will become super soft over time and the colors will soften also, but become even more beautiful we think.