The shape of the container is called ‘Kiriko’, resembling flower petals. The high quality glass is crafted in the Otaru area in Japan by Fukagawa Glass Kogei. A company with a history, as it has seen its factory destroyed twice. Once by fire, and once by an earthquake. The dedication and quality of the craftsman who were able to build up their company twice is visible in the delicate shape of the pincushion. Each pincushion is made in one of the traditional Cohana colours with transparent petal shapes at the bottom of the container.
Inside the container, a Hokkaido felt ball is inserted to keep your needles safe and sharp. They are sourced from the Kokoromoko studio, which individually felts and shapes the wool balls. As always, this is a piece of art with a backstory.
Cohana is a Japanese craft collective. They pride themselves on using locally sourced, high-quality materials to create beautiful tools for crafters and artisans.