A linen handkerchief woven completely by hand, inspired by the spirit of tea ceremonies. The weave is the same from both front and back, and the weft uses a hand-spun yarn (teboshi) made 30 years ago.
The traditional high quality linen fabric “Narasarashi” highlights the simple and beautiful hue of hemp.
Okaimafu’s second brand Mafu a Mano makes woven hemp products by hand, cherishing the valuable relationship these products have to the tradition of hand-spun hemp thread.
A harmony between past and present is created through these handcrafted products, resulting in timeless products that still hold importance in the modern world.
This item comes in a paper gift box.
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Founded in 1863 in Japan, Okaimafu Shouten is the originator of “Nara zarashi” linen textile, which is a high quality fabric that can be pleasantly used in our daily life. In the city of Nara during the Edo period, fabricating this cloth was the main source of industry, with about 90% of Nara city residents involved in some way.
However, after the Meiji Restoration, demand for this material dropped, forcing many traditional Nara zarashi makers to change or close their businesses.
Okaimafu has remained until today, now producing Nara zarashi linen only on a small scale by traditional craftsmen. They have lasted this long on the belief in the goodness of their linen fabrics and the desire for people to experience it in their daily life at home or work.
279 East 6th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1J7
Phone: 604 423 3679
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday ~ Saturday: 12:00 ~ 18:00
Sunday: 12:00 ~ 17:00