These unusual bath towels hail from an 80+ year old Japanese company that originally produced mosquito nets using traditional weaving techniques. The fabric yields a number of outstanding features; in addition to being highly absorbent and quick to dry, its fibers are infused with Binchotan charcoal powder. Made in the Kishu region since the Edo period, Binchotan charcoal is created by burning oak branches at extremely high temperatures and then rapidly cooling them. It is valued for its natural anti-odor qualities. Made from layers of fabric, the towels are durable and long lasting, softening with each use. No dyes or chemicals are used in their production. Machine or hand wash, line dry only. 35% cotton, binchotan 65% rayon.