Woven with a yarn made of cotton and rayon with fine charcoal powder kneaded in. The charcoal naturally turns this towel a blackish grey. The microscopic pores on the surface of the charcoal absorb odors, and have excellent anti-bacterial properties. The absorbed molecules are removed during laundering and drying in the sun, so the binchotan's effect lasts through repeated use.
Made in Imabari, Japan - a district known for its textiles for centuries. Very dark grey with thick, luxurious pile.