Cohana Glass Marking Pins
- Individually handmade using tombo-dama traditional glass blowing-technique
- Floral motif on each pin head
Full length 35mm Tombo-dama glass bead diameter 5mm Thickness 0.5mm
- Pack of 3 (each a different colour)
* Please note: 3 different colours in each pack. If ordering more than one pack, please specify in "notes" at checkout if you would like same or different colours.
*Ships direct from Japan. Standard delivery is 2-3 weeks. Express delivery is 1 week.
The Glass Marking Pins are used to mark positions on fabric when sewing. They are called “tombo-dama” (glass beads). The ancient tombo-dama technique, established in the Nara period (from 710 A.D) is used to make the floral patterned heads of the glass headed pins.
Each pin is crafted by hand by a small factory in Hiroshima, a town known for this glass making craft. The floral design motif on each pin head is called "millefiori" meaning a thousand flowers.
The Cohana range of artisan sewing tools is produced by the 65 year old manufacturer of sewing supplies, Kawaguchi, who are also the makers of Nuno Deco. They have sourced small manufacturers across the regions of Japan to create a collection of artisan sewing accessories made by hand. Themed using colours which represent the changing seasons, the Cohana range are beautiful pieces designed as practical tools for craft and sewing fan. They are the perfect keepsake or gift for the craft-isan in your life.