[ Cohana ] Tombo-dama Sewing Pins ( 45-001 )

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* Due to the price revision of the manufacturer, the price has been changed from November 19, 2020.

Making pin with beautiful handmade glass head in "Cohana" brand from Kawaguchi, Japanese manufacture.

These exquisite sewing pins feature a tombo-dama glass bead on the head. Tombo-dama beads are a Japanese traditional craft, produced in a variety of colors and unique designs by master craftsmen. Tombo-dama literally means "dragonfly's eye" because these beautiful glass beads resemble the mysterious eyes of dragonflies.

Cohana's Tombo-dama Sewing Pins are made with "millefiori," which means " thousands of flowers'' in Italian. It is a glass rod with a floral pattern inside.The pattern of a Millefiori rod is designed by combining colored glass bars. In the very beginning the rod is short and Thick, but it is heated in a furnace and pulled until a diameter of 3 to 8 mm while still maintaining the cross section's design.

Artisans utilize the manufacturing techniques of Tombo-dama, using millefiori made in-house, carefully welding each piece by hand. Millefiori rods are heated in the flame of a burner, carefully shaped and extruded, then attached to the pin. Pins measure approimately 5mm in diameter at the head and are produced lovingly by hand at Kinari Glassworks in Osaka. Each pin is entirely unique with its own distinct charm, like a flower.

Pins are supple yet durable, and manufactured in Hiroshima, a city with a 300-year history of high-quality needle production. Rigorous quality control ensures unified thickness and length of pins, and their ability to pierce cloth with ease.

Assorted 3-piece set
3 assorted sewing pins from various colors and patterns.
Colors and patterns cannot be assigned.

Producing Regions : Osaka & Hiroshima

[ Producer ]
Kinari Glass | Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Kinari Glass was established in 1994 in Osaka City as a company manufacturing glass beads, materials and tools for glass craft.
In 2000, the company succeeded in developing an eco-friendly lead-free craft glass and obtained a patent for it.
Each producer brings out the best in glass and carefully produces each item with care and attention.

[ Size ]
Full length 35mm
Tombo-dama bead diameter 5mm
Thickness 0.5mm
* All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.
* The length of the needle will be slightly different due to the welding of the Tombo-dama glass beads.

Related Products : Cohana Products

* As our product is being sold in the actual shop and the online shop in parallel, there is a possibility that it may be sold out. Please kindly cancel the order if this happens.