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Cohana hand blown glass pins


"Tombo-dama" (glass beads), their production method was established by the Nara period (which began in 710 A.D.) in Japan, using closely-guarded techniques.

It is said that in the Edo period (1603-1868 A.D.) there was increased trade from China and Europe and glass-making techniques were being introduced.   and the production of "tombo-dama" became even more varied.

Cohana's marking pins are handmade with care, one-by-one, using tombo-dama techniques. The floral designs for these tombo-dama are called "millefiori," meaning "a thousand flowers." The components are heated in the flame from a burner, and carefully shaped. The pins are made in Hiroshima, an area famous for their production, so they sew smoothly.

Pack includes 3 hand blown glass pins.