BAN INOUE : hand cloth - caya
These square cloths make a functional and attractive addition to the kitchen or bathroom, at a size ideal for cleaning, washing, or drying hands on the go. Caya cloth is famously absorbent, quick to dry, highly durable and very soft - once you experience the wonderfully thirsty weave of these cloths, you'll always want one close at hand!
made in Japan
materials : 100% caya cotton
• length 37cm
• height 37cm
washing & care : This fine, net-like textile is woven from pure cotton and stiffened with natural plant starches for presentation. With washing and wear, you can expect its texture to become incredibly soft, with a waffle-ish character 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 cotton 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 comfort of caya with contemporary, wearable styles.