Ban Inoue, Kaya Shawl Large, Blue Shima
We are excited to introduce a new brand to our collection of Japanese goods! Ban Inoue is inspired by the delicate and complex aesthetic of Japan. Drawing much influence from the Azuchi-Momoyama period, Ban Inoue's products follow both the aesthetics of "Hana" - majestic, dynamic, and brilliant beauty - as well as the philosophy of "Wabi" - simple and clear beauty and harmony with nature. What is created is a brand that pairs natural fabrics with rich colors that bloom during the four seasons in Japan.
Ban Inoue uses a special kind of cotton fabric called Kaya. This beautiful cloth made of pure cotton fabric is formerly used as mosquito netting which is a specialty of Nara Prefecture. Mosquito netting fabric (kaya) has high absorbency and durability, and is easy to dry, making it the perfect base for these apparel and homeware textiles.
Kaya fabric gets softer and softer with every use and wash as they are coated with starch initially. Please be careful the surface is smooth so as not to snag the fabric.
Use a laundry net when you wash. Do not tumble dry. Do not use a bleaching agent.