Cohana Needle Set

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Cohana Needle Set

“Meboso Needles” has a history of more than 430 years, and has been loved by seamstresses in Kanazawa.

The most unique characteristic of the “Meboso Needles” is its ability to pierce the fabric with little contact due to its vertically polished surface. By adding an extra touch to these delicate needles, they have been made to glide smoothly  through the fabric. The needle was an important work tool for these seamstresses, and it is said that they cherished their needles by enveloping them in hand-sewn bags or placing them in a container that was hung from their necks, so that they wouldn’t get lost. Their story has inspired Cohana to place extra consideration into choosing a packaging for these needles. They decided to use containers created by Aichi Shikan Seizosho, a company which has produced many types of  paper tube spools. Tassels were  attached made from manufacturer Kanagawa’s silk and gold threads.

you can choose from needles for light – medium weight fabric or needles for heavy weight fabric

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The needles sets  are 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.’

A 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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