Winter 2019 Limited Edition - Magewappa Toolbox "Crystal of Snow" 15cm
This is a Limited Edition piece of the embroiderer's toolbox - the Magewappa toolbox - featuring an embroidered crystal snowflake in a blue colourway.
The "Magewappa" (a box made by bending wood) and "Embroidery Hoop" are both forged by hand out of thinly-shaved Japanese cedar and hinoki cypress.
The skill of the artisan is demonstrated in curving the wood perfectly to form an even rounded hoop.
Kawaguchi, for the Cohana range have combined this "Magewappa" and "Embroidery Hoop" together to form a beautiful wood grain toolbox for needleworkers. The toolbox includes a removable embroidery hoop wrapped around the lid. The lid features real thread in a cross-stitch design to add delightful detailing.
The "Magewappas" were created by Mockats, an artisan who converted to a "wappa" craftsman from a furniture craftsman in order to better promote the quality of Tottori Prefecture's Chizu cedar. Mockats studied under a teacher from Akita Prefecture, the birthplace of the "Magewappa" craft, and maintains the traditional methods of production.