The Kaya Dishcloths are commonly used to wipe tables and bench tops in Japanese homes. These dishcloths are made with traditional weaving techniques in Nara, Japan. Their textured surface allows for better cleaning while damp. They are breathable, water absorbent and quick drying with 8 layers of material. There are so many uses for this Japanese style "wiping" towel. It is idea for dishwashing, easily reducing the dirt or grim with less detergent, great for wiping off table spillage, and is suitable for wiping clean delicate dishes and cups.