This unique brass spool is a miniature version of traditional wooden Odamaki spools, which were used for weaving in preindustrial Japan.
The spool is cast and polished in Takaoka Seisakusho Co., Toyama, a city with a 400-year history of high-quality metalworking. At 5 mm square, the Brass Odamaki Spool is the epitome of excellent craftsmanship and characteristic Japanese precision.
Silk thread is hand-wound by Marimo Studio, a silk specialist in Fukuoka Prefecture, and can be used in any sewing project.
The brass spool can also function as a pen rest and a paperweight as well as a displaystand for your small art works.
▼For pen rest
Brass spool｜Takatsuji Seisakujo／Toyama
Founded in 1946 in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture, this manufacturer of Buddhist altarware utilizes the traditional casting techniques of Takaoka copperware, which have been passed down for 400 years, to produce a wide range of Buddhist altarware. Pursuing the possibilities of cast metal, the company produces not only Buddhist altar utensils, but also tools that have "meaning and role" in daily life.
A tassel workshop in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Inheriting traditional techniques, they specialize in delicate handwork such as small tassels and knots.
The artisan's skill shines through in each strand of thread wound on a spool of thread, resulting in a beautiful finish.
All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions of the product may slightly vary.
This product is made of brass. The color changes over time. If you are concerned, please polish it with metal polish or other metal polisher or polishing cloth.
To avoid sudden discoloration, do not leave the product in contact with water or acidic substances.
Green rust may occur rarely. It is non-toxic and harmless, but if it bothers you, polish it off with a cloth moistened with a solution of equal parts vinegar and salt. Wash with a mild detergent and dry well.
Avoid excessive friction of the product on the fabric, which may cause tearing or color migration.
Thread is made of silk so color fading or discoloration may occur due to moisture and ultraviolet rays.
There is a cutout between the post and the cross-shaped part where the thread end can be secured.