Vintage Tin Haribako Sewing Box
This wonderful retro sewing box (haribako) opens up to be used as a kukedai sewing stand. The lid holds a pin cushion and an attached kakehari clamp. The foot which pulls out from the base of the box is knelt on to hold the box firm while you use the kakehari as a third hand to hold the edge of your fabric while you stitch. (Now that most Japanese will be sitting at a table to stitch, rather than on tatami mats, a kukedai clamp that attaches to a table is used for the same purpose) The tin is hand painted and measures 20 x 9.5 x 4.5cm. It's a bit rusty on the inside but otherwise in good condition for something that I think has been well used over the years. Mid 20th century.
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