SIWA | Wallet
It is a compact wallet that neatly holds both credit cards and banknotes and is easy to carry
The SIWA Bifold wallet is an orthodox wallet that makes the most of the characteristics of the new Japanese paper material, Naoron, to smartly store and retrieve bills and cards in an organized manner. This is a standard "bi-fold" wallet that allows you to open the wallet and immediately take in and out bills and cards. The shape is compact and easy to carry around in your pocket.
There are six pockets for credit cards. There are six credit card pockets to keep your cards neatly organized. There is also a divider in the bill compartment to keep receipts and other items sorted.
After being folded in half, it is secured with rubber bands. Weighing only 22 grams, it is surprisingly light, less than 1/3 of a leather wallet.
As all products are handmade, the color, texture, and specifications may vary slightly.
Size: H95 x W108 mm
Weight: 20 grams
Material: Soft Naoron
Package: In paper box
Storage: 2 bill compartments, 6 card pockets, coin purse not included
Country of origin: Made in Japan
From a washi-making area with a history of 1,000 years.
Ichikawa Daimon, region of Kai.
This village, blessed with lofty peaks and clear water, has been known as a production center for washi since the Heian period (794-1185). The Shosoin Repository records that hemp, the raw material for paper, was delivered from Kai to the Imperial Court in 756. After that, Ichikawa Daimon's washi was recognized as the official paper of the Takeda clan and the Edo Tokugawa shogunate, and continued to develop.
The history of Onao, a manufacturer of washi, has been in step with the history of the paper industry in Ichikawa Daimon. In recent years, we have incorporated new technology into our tradition to develop paper that can be used for interior decoration and miscellaneous goods.
The new paper developed by Onao is called "Naoron," which combines the excellent properties of washi with durability. Together with Mr. Naoto Fukasawa, an industrial designer from Yamanashi Prefecture, created a product using the new washi developed by Onao. These are the "SIWA".