Sewing Pins with Awaji-dama Mizuhiki Decoration on top
Iida Mizuhiki has been handed down as a traditional handcraft for generations in Nagano Prefecture. Mizuhiki decoration called Awaji-dama is used to make a top of Cohana's sewing pin.
In Japan Mizuhiki is essential for formal gifts, which is said to have originated as far back as in 7th century. Mizuhiki is a decorative paper cord created by twisting Washi paper and hardening with glue coating. There are many ways to express the intensions of the gift-sender with the choice of Mizuhiki colors, numbers and how they are tied for the different type of occasions. The durable steel-and-nickel pins are manufactured in Hiroshima, a city with a 300-year history of high-quality needle production. Rigorous quality control ensures that pins are of uniform thickness and length and pierce cloth with ease.These sewing pins add a touch of glamour to your sewing toolbox.
Iida Mizuhiki Sewing Pins are available in 4 colors. Each set comes in 3 sewing pins: a calm dark color, a bright light color, and a sparkling white color with glitters.
Established in 1961. KINOSHITA MIZUHIKI values the "和 harmony" of the materials that mizuhiki is made of, pass on the "結 tie and connect" technique, create the "beauty" of mizuhiki's curves, and manufacture products that are handmade using the "匠 artisan techniques" of our predecessors. They also strive by developing new products that meet the needs of the times, without forgetting the value of the artisan's skills and Mizuhiki.
All measurements are for reference. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.
Glass, Nickel plating, Steel, Pulp paper, Polyethylene, Rayon
The needle tip is sharp, so please be careful not to lose or when handling.
Please do not use for any purpose other than sewing.
Wipe off sweat and grease after use to prevent discoloration and rusting.
Mizuhiki tops are handmade, so there are individual differences in size and shape.
Mizuhiki top may come off if you pull too strong.
Mizuhiki top can be damaged by heat and steam from ironing. Please do not use an iron.
Storing in direct sunlight or in high temperature and humidity may cause discoloration, deformation or mold.