ban inoue : caya face towel
Japan’s ancient capital, Nara, is home to a centuries-old weaving industry devoted to the production of a special type of cloth; caya has an unusual, open structure, originally used as mosquito netting as well as traditional dress. The cloth is initially finished with natural starches which wash out, leaving a remarkably soft cloth – airy and breathable, with waffle-like texture. Renowned in Japan for a beauty of near spiritual quality, inspiring poetry and ukiyo-e woodblock prints during the Edo period, today caya’s gentle aesthetic and practical properties are preserved by Ban Inoue for use throughout the home.
Caya cloth is famously absorbent, quick to dry, highly durable and very soft. This long narrow shape is traditional in Japan, often seen worn around the neck on a hot day, and they make a very useful addition to bathroom as a hand towel or to pat your delicate face dry after cleansing.
Caya cloth is beautiful and useful throughout the home, see our collection here.
made in Japan
materials : 100% cotton
- length 90cm
- width 36cm
- cold machine wash with like items to avoid snags and pulls
- dry flat in shade
- do not bleach or tumble dry