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Star Wars on Japanese Tenugui [Crafts]

Posted in Art, Movies with tags , , , on August 14, 2008 by The Quintessential Geek

[via ThinkGeek]

“Tenugui have a long history with Japanese culture. They are used as head coverings, in festivals, as flags, as banners, as thank you gifts, etc. Technically, they are towels, but since they are not towels as those known in the west, we didn’t want to mislead you into thinking you’d be able to rub R2-D2 all over your body. That’s right: R2-D2. Because these Tenugui are not only from Japan, but also from long, long ago and far, far away.”