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Handmade Glass Marking Pins

$22.50 - Sold out

Please note: If you place an order for this product it will take up to 2 weeks to ship directly from Japan. Only items being shipped from Japan in this online store may be ordered at the same time. If you wish to purchase other items from our online store you will need to do this separately for accurate postage costs. Thank you.

The Glass Marking Pins are used to mark positions on fabric when sewing. They are called “tombo-dama” (glass beads). The ancient tombo-dama technique, established in the Nara period (from 710 A.D) is used to make the floral patterned heads of the glass headed pins.
Each pin is crafted by hand by a small factory in Hiroshima, a town known for this glass making craft. The floral design motif on each pin head is called "millefiori" meaning a thousand flowers.
The Cohana range of artisan sewing tools is produced by the 65 year old manufacturer of sewing supplies, Kawaguchi, who are also the makers of Nuno Deco. They have sourced small manufacturers across the regions of Japan to create a collection of artisan sewing accessories made by hand. Themed using colours which represent the changing seasons, the Cohana range are beautiful pieces designed as practical tools for craft and sewing fan. They are the perfect keepsake or gift for the craft-isan in your life.

- Individually handmade using tombo-dama traditional glass blowing-technique
- Floral motif on each pin head
- Pack of 3

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