The Suminagashi Collection
The Suminagashi Collection
Suminagashi is rooted in Zen Buddhism and the concept of mindfulness. Practitioners of suminagashi aim to achieve a state of calm and focus, allowing the patterns to emerge from the interaction of the ink and water without forcing them.
Suminagashi is also a practice in accepting imperfection and the transience of life. The patterns created in suminagashi are unique and unpredictable, as they are formed by the interaction of the ink and water. Each pattern is a moment in time that can never be replicated, reminding us of the impermanence of all things.
The simplicity and elegance of suminagashi also reflect the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, which values the beauty of imperfection, impermanence, and simplicity. The philosophy of wabi-sabi emphasizes the importance of finding beauty in the natural world and accepting the inevitable changes that come with the passage of time.
In sum, the philosophy of suminagashi is about being present in the moment, accepting imperfection, and finding beauty in simplicity and impermanence.
This collection of The Innocent cardholders is limited to 20 pieces, all individually marbled prior to crafting. Keeping in line with the philosophy of Suminagashi, some pieces may have imperfections such as air bubbles or hairline cracks in the paint. This does not affect durability or quality of the product, and is only aesthetic in nature.
*only 2 pieces of each colour way had been made, photos shown on the webstore are for illustration purposes only!
Italian and/or Japanese vegetable tanned leather
Tanned with natural oils and tannins of plant-based origin.
Unadulterated full grain
Some parts of the leather may have scarring, bite marks from insects or wrinkles.
This is completely natural during the course of the animal's life, and should not be considered as defective. Consider them as an untold story of the animal's life.
100mm x 71mm
3.9" x 2.8"
Due to the handcrafted nature of the product and material properties, please allow slight variances in measurements.
The best care is non-neglect! Keep using it - the oils from your hands or body will constantly nourish the leather, keeping it from moulding or drying out.
Keep away from extremely wet or hot places. If you do get your product soaked, remove all items from it and dry it in a well ventilated area, away from direct sun to prevent sun-tanning or drying out the natural oils within the leather. In front of a fan, by a window, overnight is fine.
This product is also really good for nourishing your veg-tan leather goods. Every 2-3 months is great, 6 months if you're busy, yearly at minimum if you want it to last.
Available at check out! Please indicate product details before your 6-character personalisation if ordering multiple products.