Tenugui are a type of traditional Japanese towel. They're smooth and thin so they're different from western terrycloth towels. They are also often used these days as decoration since many of them have beautiful Japanese patterns. At our office, we hang our tenugui towels on the wall or use them as decorative table runners. These inexpensive towels are fun to collect and you can find them all over Japan in gift shops and specialty stores. This tenugui measures 33cm x 90cm (13 inches x 35 inches).
Please note that dyed washcloths will fade slightly when washed the first 2-3 times. Separate from other laundry, and use gentle detergent.
After washing, squeeze it lightly to smooth out wrinkles and then air dry. Both ends of the tenugui are left unhemmed. It gradually frays every time it is washed or used. The fraying will stop naturally as you cut the excess thread, and it will become a fringe.