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Traditional Japanese Thimble: Original Kaga-Yubinuki (加賀の指貫)

Kaga (Ishikawa), is one of the prefecture in northern part of Japan that is famous for TEMARI balls. Just as Temari balls were, similarly these hand stitched silk thimbles were especially very much popular as well in this region of Japan.
These Japanese silk thimble comes-in various patterns, varies in colors and meanings.

Unlike the cap-shaped thimbles of the Europeans, Japanese thimble is a ring-liked/ circular in shaped, is used to push the needle with the side of your finger, and to be worn on the middle finger of the sewing hand between the first and second joints of the middle finger itself.

Even if, you are unfamiliar as in how-to use a Japanese thimble;
* its very easy to understand, "practice make perfect",
* or decorate your room with collection of thimbles & sewing kits.
* Protect the maker’s hands & fingers from injury & irritation from the eye of the needle.
* Provide extra force & cushion, much easier to push the needle against something,
* Beautifies your sewing baskets & jewelry boxes, making them all looking gorgeous.
* Very unique in itself, and worthy to be added to your thimble collection.



Exquisite is the word best use to describe.., it just makes one feel happy to have something that exquisitely beautiful in your sewing basket and jewelry boxes and looking good of course.

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Basic structure of these thimble: Paper core ring line with antique Kimono fabric and padded with silk floss and stitched with silk thread to cover the surface of the ring.

Frequently asked questions about LittleTsumami

** How to take care Kanzashi flower**
Stay away from water.
Keep in the wooden box comes with.
PLEASE NOTE: The wooden (paulownia) box that is use to safekeep your Kanzashi flower;
In Japanese art, the box itself holds value. The ‘kiri-bako’ not only function as a perfect storage, it also gives the piece certification. On the beautifully smoothed box is usually a caligraphy or sealed by the artist that explains the author, the content (or sometimes the name and concept of the piece), and with an original stamp of the artist. Although the location of this caligraphy vary depending on the artist, you should generally find it on the top or the side of the box.
Facts on why paulownia wood?
- the lightest timber that grows in Japan,
- resistant to humidity which may be detrimental to art-pieces,
- high tolerance to cracks and strains,
- high resistance to fire,
(it is said that its ignition point is 420C - reports claims that clothes in paulowniea chests being safe even in case of fire)
- and is also the symbol (go-shichi-no-kiri) of the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan.
つまみ細工は紙・布・ワイヤー・でんぷん糊で出来ています。
水には大変弱く、濡れると花弁が散り落ちてしまうので、ご使用のさいは十分ご注意下さい。

水や湿気は避けてください。保管の際は付属の桐箱に入れて乾燥した室内で保管してください。
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