Sashiko Pin Cushion – Asanoha

A hand-stitched pin cushion in a lacquered box, embroidered with an asanoha, hemp leaf, pattern using the sashiko technique.

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This pin cushion is hand-stitched using sashiko, a needlework technique established in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1867 CE), which involves embroidering patterns using small basic running stitches. Originally used for repairing and reinforcing clothing to increase its longevity and insulation, sashiko has become an art form in itself, used to decorate clothing with repeating patterns with motifs from nature. Asanoha or hemp leaf pattern adorning this pin cushion is a popular motif and often used as a symbol of vitality. The pin cushion comes in a handcrafted lacquered box made of paulownia wood scraps left over from the company’s production of Iwayado Tansu, ornate chests of drawers with origins in the 12th century CE.

Avoid leaving in direct sunlight.
Avoid moisture.

Pin Cushion Box Size: L6 cm x W6 cm x H4.5 cm
Package Size: L7 cm x W7 cm x H6.5 cm

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