Filed under: Art and Design
Lately I have been obsessed with Japanese artisans and their highest level of craftsmanship, quality, and simple artistry. Everything from their metalworks, ceramics, and denim has me by the heart…and then I found these cotton towels by Nakagawa Masashichi. Made from hand-spun yarn in the Nara prefecture, where they have been spinning fabrics for 300 years, they are inspired by the color of five flowers and are made by combining two screens of netting so ultimately they dry faster, last longer, and are kept easily sanitized. (Do you remember this beautiful wood tray also from the Nara prefecture?)
Since I don’t buy paper towels I am known for blowing through kitchen towels like none other, so a set of five beautiful cloths would be perfect for me as I tear through the kitchen. They are hand wash only, but somehow I like the idea of caring for these in a more intimate way (if that makes any sense at all), and stringing them to dry in a light-filled window would be so pretty.
And the wrapping…what a killer idea. Again, everything I love about Japanese aesthetics and design captured here in one tiny package.
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