Kinchaku—The satchel with a story.
We hope the unique history of these culturally rich fabrics may live on in Kantu satchels and become part of your personal story, perhaps as a perfect gift for someone special in your life or for yourself.
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Bags have always been a very personal item. We have created a unique drawstring satchel with a modern design approach. Each one is an original that can be used for gifting Kantu products as well as for your precious items—be it mala beads, yoga altar pieces, make up or anything dear to your heart that deserves special care. The satchel easily fits into your bag and will keep items organised. Each piece in the Kantu Kinchaku Collection is inspired by traditional Japanese textiles and has a history—real silk fabric from an original Japanese kimono is used in the making
of one. Kinchaku were typically worn with a kimono, which was given as a gift of great recognition and respect. The name is derived from two words, kin meaning “fabric” and chaku meaning “to put on”. Used to carry one’s essentials, bento lunch box and utensils around, the Kinchaku became an iconic Japanese fashion accessory from the Edo era through the Meiji period. Upscale versions were handcrafted by professional artisans using leather, imported woollen cloth and opulent silks.