Tulip Pincushion W/Wood Base
The Tulip Pincushion W/Wood Base is a series of pincushions in 12 colors representing the months. All materials are produced in Japan. The material for the pincushion base is a gentle-looking cherry wood from various kinds of wood. Giving importance to maintaining a texture and appearance unique to the natural material, Tulip designed the base to be comfortable to the touch. Placing the highest priority on having needles smoothly go into the pincushion, a thick, high-quality cotton sheeting was selected as the cloth for the pincushion. With a very smooth and soft texture, the cloth helps you smoothly insert needles into the pincushion. Made in Japan. Approx. 2.5".
- Akabeni (vermilion), a red variety believed as a color that can avert evil, is as brilliant as the sunrise on New Year's Day, and makes you feel a sense of vitality.
- Shinonome-iro (the color of dawn), the color of a lightening sky at dawn, enhances the joy of early spring.
- Moegi-iro (the color of yellowish, young greenery) reminds you of growing young leaves in early spring, and makes you feel enlivened and excited.
- Nanohana-iro (the color of canola flower), which dyes the spring scenery a bright yellow, is a color indispensable to the Japanese, together with the color of cherry blossoms.
- Sora-iro (the color of the sky) reminds you of a clear sky early in summer, and makes you feel cheerful and refreshed.
- Unohana-iro, named after the beautiful white deutzia flower (unohana), purges you of any dull feelings in the gray season.
- Ruri-iro, the bright blue color of lapis lazuli, reminds you of the deep blue color of the ocean and sky, which look more transparent in the summer sunlight.
- Akane-iro (madder, or deep red), deemed as one of the oldest dyed colors in the history of humanity, reminds you of the magnificent evening glow in the summer sky.
- Aokuchiba, the color of green leaves that have begun to slowly rot, makes you feel the change of nature from summer to fall.
- Kuri-iro, the color of glossy, ripe burred chestnuts, was loved by people in the Edo period, when brown was in vogue.
- Usuzumi-iro, the subtle color of thinned India ink, reminds you of winter scenery like an India-ink drawing.
- Ginhaku-shoku (silvery white), like the color of a shining snowfield, makes you feel a sign of new beginnings and hope for the future.