This stylish and lightweight wallet from Postalco folds flat when empty with pockets that pop open to encase the thickness of about 16 credit cards. It also holds folded cash and coins. Reinforced with cotton fabric lining on the inside pockets, the stitched flap allows the wallet to open completely for easy pocket access. Complete with Postalco’s signature cut brass snap closure, each wallet is handmade in Japan.
This "Nest" pattern is the result of combining two separate pools of fiber colors that swirl and blend together creating the unique pattern reminiscent of the carefully assembled interior of a bird’s nest. Each sheet of Postalco's original Nest Paper is then hand-polished in the traditional method with the famously smooth Tsubaki leaf. The irregularity in color, surface texture, and thickness are a part of the handmade nature of Nest Farmer’s Felt paper.
Postalco sought to develop a durable, thick leather alternative for a new kind of wallet. A year of development resulted in Farmer’s Felt. Less than half the weight of leather of the same thickness, Farmer’s Felt is an interlocked fiber felt made with the bark of mulberry trees. With use, the wallet fibers relax and Farmer’s Felt molds to the contents carried developing a sheen and patina.