Cohana Cyprus Pin Cushion Necklace


Cohana Cyprus Pin Cushion Necklace


Cohana Sakura Ohajiki Pin Cushion Necklace is made by Craftsmen at Nakauchi, a button manufacturer established in 1914 in Nara. They carve the wooden base by hand with great skill. The fragrant wood is sourced from the hinoki cypress from the Kii Mountains south of Osaka.
The fabric of the pincushion is a Banshu weave produced in the northern Harima region of Hyogo Prefecture. Banshu weaves are distinguished by their natural texture, rich colors, and smoothness to the touch.
Saito & Textiles,

Saito & Textiles make the cushion, and strive to craft eco-friendly products and makes use of cloth remnants for these small pincushions so that waste is minimized. Pins slide easily into the Cypress Pincushion and its stuffing is rust-resistant.

▼It can also be strung as a pendant to make a cute accessory or for easy portability

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Cohana Cyprus Pin Cushion Necklace is part of Cross & Woods collection of Cohana

Cohana brand is high quality handmade tools made by the selective use of regional products and the best craftsmanship. All items are made and sourced in Japan.

The brand name ‘Cohana’ is derived from the goddess Konohanasakuya-hime from Japanese mythology.
Konohanasakuya-hime is beautiful like the blooming of cherry tree blossoms, and worshipped as a goddess of Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan, and symbolises prosperity.

Cohana uses traditional Japanese colors that reflect the changing of the seasons ;

The bright yellow color of daffodils. It is called ‘daffodil yellow’ in English, and ‘jonquille’ in French. It is said that the daffodil got its Japanese name (‘suisen’, literally meaning water sage) because its appearance of purity is like that of a sage.

The color of roses. In Japan, happy thoughts about good events are expressed as ‘a rose-colored future.’

Blue color with a hint of green. This pale indigo dye has a green hue and is often called ‘mizuasagi’.

The color of Asiatic dayflowers. The water taken up by the flower is called ‘aobana’, which we have used to draw rough sketches for dyeing. In the old days, Japanese people used to call this ‘tsukikusa’, and used it to dye clothing.

A bright grey with a hint of blue. The English equivalent is ‘sky gray’. The name of the color comes from the kimonos that fashionable young people of Kiba, Edo Fukagawa, and geishas started to wear during the Edo period. A chic color of the unique Japanese aesthetic quality, ‘iki’.

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