Sashiko Pin Cushion – Kagome

A hand-stitched pin cushion in a lacquered box, embroidered with a kagome, lattice pattern using the sashiko technique.

£36 per item

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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. Kagome, a type of geometrical lattice pattern has long been used by Japanese basket weavers, hence its name which comes from the words basket, kago and eye, me, referring to the spaces in the wicker. 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 Size: L6 cm x W6 cm x H4.5 cm
Box Size: L7 cm x W7 cm x H6.5 cm

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