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ban inoue : linen body towel


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Ban Inoue

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.    

This gently lustrous linen cloth is highly absorbent, quick to dry, and with the luxurious hand feel of linen adds a distinctive texture to your bathroom. The long narrow shape is traditional in Japan (good for drying the hard-to-reach back), and makes a beautiful gift.

made in Japan

colour : barley and graphite
materials : 100% cotton
measurements : 

  • length 85cm
  • width 36cm

care instructions :

  • cold machine wash with like items to avoid snags and pulls
  • dry flat in shade
  • do not bleach or tumble dry