This is a wonderful tenugui, or thin cotton hand towel, from Itoya of Japan. It measures 36x13 inches when fully unfolded, and features a pictorial of the steps of using and maintaining a fountain pen.
The pictorial is spread across two rows. The top row starts with choosing a nib size (F, M, B), inking the pen, holding it properly, writing a postcard, and seeing it off for delivery by the mail man. The bottom row shows a man having problems with the pen skipping, then shows the steps of washing the pen, wiping it off and putting in a breast pocket.
The whole affair is quite charming. If you like owning and maintaining fountain pens then we think you will relate to this and feel the same way.
The short edges are unhemmed. Made in Japan.
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Posted by Unknown on 31st Mar 2016
I love this towel. The graphics are so wonderful - almost too nice to use to wipe off ink from my pens. The print is clean and the towel has a nice heft to it - like really nice linen. I bought 3 of these am seriously considering getting more as presents. Love!
Posted by Aleks on 18th Nov 2014
Awesome towel; details are hilarious but as close to reality as they can be :D -turned it into a pen wrap and it looks amazing. highly recommended.
Posted by Matt on 19th Aug 2014
I love this, hilarious details, beautiful, forget using this as a napkin or using it to wipe nibs, I am seriously considering framing it.