✔︎ Vegetable tanning leather
✔︎ Heritage and innovation
Woven Card Case
Inheriting the tightening function of rattan peel weaving, the woven ring now holds the lid of the case.
- Vegetable tanned leather
- Vegetable tanned leather goes darker and evolve with daily use, it records all your using histories, and it grows older with you.
Kamaro’an was founded in 2015 by 3 members; each specialized in indigenous culture research and industrial design. The name Kamaro’an originates from Pangcah, and in indigenous language, it means “the place to live”. Each of their product is delicately handmade by skilled indigenous weavers; they explore authentic craftsmanship through minimalist design and are inspired by the Taiwanese indigenous culture. The materials and supplies are sourced from local manufacturers in Taiwan and all materials are in line with environmental sustainability. Kamaro’an says they "celebrate the uniqueness, timelessness and precision that hands can bring to life. "
Slowly Handmade //
Each of our products is handmade in our studio by young indigenous artisans, in a small but comfortable scale. We don't seek for large quantities, we love the balance of enough making for living. We do every work slowly but precisely.
Old and New //
We learn traditional crafts and stories with elder artisans, together the designers and young artisans develop concepts carefully to link the aged ordinary wisdoms to modern life.
With the industrial design background, kamaro'an makes good use of clean structural forms to highlight the core weaving, and keep more costs for artisans.
Atypical Product Lines //
Kamaro'an has atypical product lines, including bags, mirrors and lightings. This is because we develop products based on traditional weaving techniques, we continue it with the same usage. for instance the mountain-line-weaving to make the edge strong, the one-thread weaving for handle friction, and the lid-and-box form that carries tools in an era when there's no metal buttons. We want every concept and every detail makes sense.
Made in Taiwan //
The materials and suppliers are carefully sourced from local manufacturers in taiwan. All materials are in line with environmental sustainability.
From Taiwan //
Kamaro'an had gained massive attention in Taiwan since 2015. people in Taiwan found their cultural identities in kamaro'an: born natural as ancient indigenous, delicate as Japan*, relaxed and kind as the freedom and tolerance in Taiwan**. (Taiwan was under Japanese rule from 1895 to 1945)
Many recent Taiwan designs we have encountered are beautiful. This bag is something we highly recommend. We believe that appreciating handcrafts and techniques of old times that reside within the country and pairing it with modern aesthetics is a great value. Their efforts on being environmentally-friendly is also very impressive.