ban inoue : caya haori in flint
A modern reinterpretation of a traditional garment, historically worn over the kimono, this versatile haori shrugs on for nonchalant style, its simple opening creating a clean line without bulk or buttons.
Dropped shoulder seams, bracelet sleeves and straight sides give a naturally relaxed fit, or belt the jacket for a different look. Two belt loops are made from traditionally woven sanada himo flat cord, and sit just behind the haori’s side seams for a hidden decorative detail.
made in Japan
colour : flint
materials : 100% cotton
• length 94cm
• width 57cm
washing & care : this fine, net-like textile is woven from pure cotton and stiffened with natural plant starches for presentation. You can expect its texture to become incredibly soft and waffle-ish with wear and washing, as shown in the last picture. caya can be machine washed in cold water on a gentle cycle (a laundry bag will help prevent snags) but should not be tumble dried.
From the beautiful ancient capital Nara, Ban Inoue make breathable garments in simple styles, allowing the soft texture and natural comfort of their textiles to take focus. Still traditionally woven to this day, caya is renowned in Japan for a beauty of near spiritual quality, inspiring poetry and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo period. Today, Ban Inoue wish to preserve the gentle aesthetic and practical properties of caya cloth with their effortless and naturally comfortable clothing.