Woven with a yarn made of cotton and rayon with fine charcoal powder kneaded in. A double-sided weave gives us a "gauze" on one side and a flat surface on the other - both are absorbent.
The charcoal naturally turns this towel dark 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 charcoal's effect lasts through repeated use.
Made in Imabari, Japan - a district known for its textiles for centuries. Dark grey with a darker grey border (light grey not available).