A business card holder that utilizes armor manufacturing technology.
Meticulously crafted using a combination of the finest materials using leather, metal plates, and Kumihimo braids formed using an ancestral technique of armor wear, this unique design is exclusively made in Kyoto and pays tribute to the Samurai spirit.
Dimensions Length 11 cm / Height 7.5 cm / Width 1.5 cm
Material Outer surface: Cowhide / Aluminum Plate / Rayon Braid / Inner surface: Cotton
Weight Approx. 70g
Available in 2 colours -
*This is a preorder listing. Please allow 2-3 weeks from the date of purchase to receive your order (expect delays across Christmas to New Year's period).
Over centuries of the Shogunate period, the armour wear craft evolved as a state of art with the finest materials and very specific processing of braiding. This special technique used for weaving is called “Odoshi” and is interpreted into today's Miyake Bags Collection. Metal plates reflecting light are delicately handwoven onto the leather bag individually with the finest braid.
Keisuke Miyake is the second generation of one the few Kyo-Ningyo craftsmen, makers of the traditional Kyoto doll. He inherited the Kyo-Ningyo know-how from his father and trained since his teens to become a distinguished craftsman. Influenced by the high-level technique, the Samurai spirit inherent in the Kacchu craft, and the art of making armours, he developed the Samurai Armor Bag, a product that crosses between contemporaneity and Japanese tradition.