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Kokura Pin Cushion + Pins Set

$75.00

This set includes a Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Sewing Pins, a Meboso Needle Set and a flower-shaped Wooden Thread Spool. It's all wrapped in a coordinating furoshiki wrapping cloth. 

The cloth can be re-used for wrapping, as a small towel, cut into patchwork, etc. It's a beautiful piece of fabric, so use your imagination!

This is a chic set that gives delightful color to your sewing time.

Masu boxes were originally used to measure rice, and later came into use holding sake glasses. This fragrant Japanese cypress masu box encases a pincushion made of Kokura textile.

Kokura cotton fabric is produced in the Northern Kyushu region since the early Edo period. It is known for its three-dimensional stripes with a rhythmic color pattern created by the use of many warp threads. Kokura textile production ceased during World War II. However, after several decades, weaver Noriko Tsuiki revived Kokura textile into a thriving industry creating stylish-but-traditional cloth. The Kokura textile brand "Kokura Shima Shima" was created with the revival. The brand is highly acclaimed for its simple and versatile textile designs that fit into modern lifestyles. Since revived, the art has into a thriving industry creating stylish-but-traditional cloth.

The glass heads of these sturdy pins were developed by Nail Salon Ai-rish and Kato Shippo Works to capture the beauty of traditional Aichi Shippo ware. Shippo is a type of cloisonne ware, or lacquered metalwork, and its name derives from the "seven treasures" of gold, silver, pearl, agate, crystal, coral, and lapis lazuli. Uniquely crafted "Shippo flakes" are incorporated into the glass head of the sewing pins, bringing an elevated touch to your craft.

Kokura Textile cloth used for gift wrapping can be used as a handkerchief.

Dimensions:

  • Sewing Pin -- Length 35mm, Glass Bead Diameter 4mm, Pin Thickness 0.5mm
  • Masu -- Width 46mm, Height 29mm, Depth 46mm

Set Contents:

  • Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Sewing Pins
  • Meboso Needle Set (Light to Medium Weight)
  • Wooden Thread Spool (White)
  • Kokura Textile cloth
  • Cohana original gift tag

 

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