Tiny Sewing Box, Red Lacquer
A tiny sewing box packed with Ishikawa's uniqueness!
The wooden box cradles the following exquisite items:
- 2 colors of sewing thread on wooden spools that fit perfectly in the box
- The tiniest pin cushion -- only 1 cm! -- made of vintage shibori-dyed silk
- 2 easy-thread sewing needles that are a specialized needle to allows the thread to pass through the needle hole by simply putting a thread in the groove on the needle and pushing it.
- A plum-shaped magnet that holds a tiny thread snips, which are the smallest stainless steel scissors in Japan with a total length of 45 mm. They have excellent sharpness.
The surface of the paulownia box has a luxurious lacquer finish. This is Yamanaka-nuri and it is available in two paint colors, vermilion and black. It's soft to the touch and will last for decades.
Made by hand in Japan
HIRO Co., Ltd., is a company with over 85 years of experience in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. The company collaborate with Kanazawa-based artisans to create the contemporary and playful products for daily life using with the multiple traditional crafts inherited in Kanazawa, Ishikawa, such as the Kutani porcelain and Yamanaka Lacquerware.
Hiro's work with distinct designs adapting traditional craft techniques nourished in Ishikawa Prefecture are very popular in Japan and highly regarded around the world. They are selected in shops associated with museums or art galleries.