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Regular price $39.00 NZD
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I am a charming, compact pincushion inspired by a nut in the forest. My fragrant wooden base is carved by hand with hinoki cypress sourced from the Kii Mountains south of Osaka.

My lovely fabric makes use of Banshu-ori cloth remnants in order to minimise waste. This famous traditional Japanese textile is distinguished by a natural texture, rich colours, and a soft touch. Pins slide easily through my cloth and will happily hang out in my rust resistant stuffing.

Fun Fact: Banshu-ori are fabrics from the historical Banshu region of Hyogo Prefecture and are made using yarns that are dyed before weaving. The traditional techniques developed in this area in the 1700s are preserved by the locals today.

Size: 33mm diameter, 35mm height

Materials: hinoki cypress wood | cotton fabric, polyester batting | genuine leather tag

Producing Regions: 

    • Cypress base by Nakauchi in Nara
    • Banshu-ori textiles by Saito Shoten in Hyogo

Why I'm Better

Cohana is committed to connecting the traditional skills and wisdom of Japanese artisans handed down over many years to future generations and to revitalise these industries and production areas. Many of the techniques used to make their tools have been given the certification of Traditional Crafts by the Japanese Government.

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