Tiny Lacquer Sewing Boxes
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.
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.