Cohana Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Pins
Cohana Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Pins
Cohana Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Pins
Cohana Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Pins

Cohana Masu Pincushion with Kokura Textile and Shippo Glass Pins

Regular price£40.00
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As you might expect from Cohana these pincushions are absolutely gorgeous and they come with 3 beautiful glass headed pins.

Based on the Japanese masu, or wooden measuring box, they have a 1,300-year history. Originally used as a measure for rice, masu boxes are now more commonly used to serve sake. They are a symbol of good luck and happiness.  

Made from Cypress wood, these boxes are traditionally made by Ohashi Ryoki in Ogaki, Gifu prefecture and turned into pincushions. Dovetail joints are carefully cut and glued to securely hold the shape of the box. 

The pincushion is made from Kokura textile, a cotton fabric produced in the Northern Kyushu region. It is known for its three-dimensional stripes with a rhythmic colour 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 glass headed 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.

The pincushion measures: 46 x 29 x 46 mm.

The pins measure: 35 x 0.5 mm. The glass head is 4 mm.  

We try and keep our postage options simple by having a flat rate based on your shipping destination. We are currently using tracked only services.

The current postage prices are as follows from 1 Jan 2023:

  • UK Royal Mail 48 tracked : £3.50
  • UK Royal Mail 24 tracked: £4.50

These delivery (24, 48) times are estimated from despatch and not guaranteed.

Full details can be found here.

We send goods all over the World:

  • EU £15 - order value UNDER £130/150 Euros* and up to 2KG
  • Rest of World £18 up to 2KG
  • Rest of the World Royal Mail International Standard up to 2KG: £18.00

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We aim to please and hope that you will be happy with your order.  If you are not happy with your item/s and wish to return anything, then please notify us within 14 days of receiving your order. You must then return the items as instructed in their original condition and packaging within 14 days of notifying us.

Please note that the following items are excluded from being returned:

  • Earrings due to hygiene reasons
  • Any made to order or custom items.

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