Cohana Nambu Iron Paperweight 南部鉄器の文ちん ~ Sewing Notion ~ Button Paperweights



The Cohana Nambu Iron Paperweight is an iconic button-motif paperweight.  The paperweights are cast in the Nambu style of ironworking. Their solid weight is perfect for holding cloth in place for sewing or dressmaking, and add an elegant touch to the modern sewer’s toolkit. Paperweights are painted with care to maintain the distinctive smooth-but-textured look of the high-quality cast iron.

In 1975, Nambu Ironware was designated by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry as a Japanese traditional craft, a rigorous designation requiring over a century of history of production and the craft being made mostly by hand for use in daily life. Today, the tradition has been passed down to the Mizusawa and Morioka regions in northern Japan, and the castings produced in these two areas are collectively known as Nambu Ironware. The materials are sourced from Oisei Foundry, who started operations in Mizusawa in 1923 and has maintained a tradition of innovation and excellence, giving new form to an ancient art.

Each paperweight can also be used as a pen holder for up to 4 pens. They are stackable and can be neatly stored. Collect multiple colors for a vibrant, one-of-a-kind look!

※The special coating used to maintain the texture of the casting may wear off due to friction or impact.

Item: Cohana Nambu Iron Paperweight 南部鉄器の文ちん
Article no: 45-019 (yellow) / 45-020 (pink) / 45-021 (green) / 45-022 (blue) / 45-023 (grey) / 45-024 (black)
Size: Diameter – 60mm / Height – 23mm
Weight: 360g
Material: Iron
Producing Region : Iwate※All measurements are for reference only. Please note in advance that the actual dimensions and weight of the product may slightly vary.Handling precautions
  • Avoid dropping the product from a height to prevent damages and personal injuries.
  • This product is for use as a paperweight or holding down patterns when drafting only. Do not use it for any other purpose.
  • Keep out of reach of infants.

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Estimated delivery: 2 – 3 days for ready stocks / 2 – 4 weeks for preorders
No returns or exchanges for customised products
Free delivery to Singapore for orders $80 and above.
Flat delivery fee at $4 for orders below $80.


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