Chikutan 竹炭, or bamboo charcoal, is charcoal made by traditional process of roasting bamboo in a 1000C degree kiln for a month. The charcoal is then powdered and used in a proprietary dyeing process to create a soft, natural gray hue for the material of this bag.
Name: Bamboo Charcoal - Chikutan Handbag
Size: height 33 cm, width 29 cm (excludes the handle)
Material: 100% cotton
Origin: Dyed in Kyoto. Made in Japan.
Name: Maeda Senko ("Dye Works")
CEO: Junichi Maeda
Established: 1961 by Seichi Maeda
Location: 168 Saiinshimizuchō, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan