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ban inoue : caya purse


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Ban Inoue

From the beautiful ancient capital Nara, Ban Inoue make breathable garments in simple styles, allowing the soft texture and natural comfort of their caya cloth to take focus. caya is a significant Japanese textile woven from pure cotton with a fine, netted structure, which becomes waffle-like with each wash and wear. Traditionally woven in Nara, it 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.

Beautifully executed, this clean design showcases two complementary caya fabrics on the outer, with a contrasting inner lining in fine cotton. With one internal divide and a  leather zip pull, this is a lovely new home for a phone and sunglasses, travel essentials or as a special case for sewing tools or pencils on the go.

made in Japan

colour : rye and carbon, vanilla bean coffee and ink or charcoal and kelp
materials : 100% cotton, leather trim
measurements :
  • length 20cm
  • width 11.5cm

care instructions : This fabric could be pulled if snagged. We recommend cold hand washing this purse with a mild detergent and reshaping while damp to dry in the shade. Please remove the leather cord prior to washing. Please do not tumble dry.