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ban inoue : caya smock in flint

$178.00

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.

Feather light with a soft, ballooning volume to match, this short, artfully proportioned top gathers gently into clever pleated sleeves. With a boat neck which slips on easily overhead, the caya smock makes a more considered alternative to a basic tee, and may be worn over a simple singlet or layered with stretchy long sleeves underneath.

made in Japan.

colour : flint
materials : 100% cotton
measurements : 
  • length 58cm
  • width 52cm

one size

care instructions : This fabric could show pulls if snagged. Ban Inoue clothing is machine washable but we recommend using a laundry bag to protect against damage. Please do not tumble dry.