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Cohana Glass Bead Marking Pins


Trio of unique Japanese marking pins featuring traditionally handcrafted "tombo-dama" glass bead heads.

Used to mark positions on fabric when sewing, each pin is crafted by hand in a small factory in Hiroshima, a town reknowned for its glass making. 

The ancient tombo-dama technique, established in the Nara period (from 710 A.D) is used to make each pin's floral design motif, known as "millefiori" meaning a thousand flowers.

Set of three superior quality pins, ensuring smooth sewing, each pin measures 35mm long. Tombo-dama beads measure 5mm diameter, pins are 0.5mm thick.

Each pack contains three different floral designs, randomly selected.

Beautifully packaged, a thoughtful heirloom gift for sewers and makers.

Handmade in Japan by Cohana.

Cohana is a Japanese brand of high quality handmade tools created by KAWAGUCHI Co., Ltd. in collaborations with local industries and artisans, utilising the traditional skills, experience and knowledge of developing handicraft tools cultivated over many years since its establishment in 1953.