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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.

Yubinuki -Japanese traditional silk thimble- Diamond Purple

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: silk thread, paper, silk floss
  • Ships worldwide from Tokyo, Japan
  • Favorited by: 13 people