April 08, 2021 3 min read
The Cohana brand is a Collection of high quality, handmade tools and accessories for Crafters and Makers, produced by artisans from different regions of Japan.
The Cohana brand truly fits with our guiding principles of Natural - Traditional - Handmade. Each exquisite piece is made using regional products and the best craftsmanship within Japan. In their own words, "Cohana aim to create the best tools for the joy of all those who love handicraft". Not only are these tools probably the best available for the job, they are beautiful if not exquisite.
These beautiful button-shaped Brass Paperweights are exquisitely designed with expert craftsmanship. The brass finish shimmers subtly in the light and adds an elegant feel to your space. Each paperweight can also be used as a pen holder for up to 4 pens. They are so beautiful, they can be used as a decorative object!
Cohana is a brand derived from the goddess of Japanese mythology - Konohanasakuyahime. Konohanasakuya is as beautiful as the cherry blossoms, and is worshiped as the god of Mt. Fuji, which symbolizes Japan, and means prosperity.
Cohana uses traditional Japanese colours that reflect the changing of the seasons - Aqua (light green), Blue, Grey, Pink and Yellow.
Aqua - The pale greenish blue color is called Mizuasa Aoi. The lightly dyed indigo dye is sometimes called Mizuasa Aoi. A refreshing color reminiscent of the clear water of the mountains.
Blue - The pale greenish blue color is called Mizuasa Aoi. The lightly dyed indigo dye is sometimes called Mizuasa Aoi. A refreshing color reminiscent of the clear water of the mountains.
Grey - Light gray with a light blue tinge. This color name comes from the innocent young people of Edo Fukagawa and the kimono that the geisha ream began to wear during the Edo period. It is a stylish color with a "chic" aesthetic sense peculiar to Japanese people.
Pink - Rose flower color. In Japan, a bright imagination of all good things is expressed as "a rosy future." Pink rose flower language includes "happiness, gratitude, and elegance."
Yellow - Bright yellow of daffodil flowers. It is a color that makes you feel excited and happy just by looking at it. It is said that the name of the daffodil flower comes from "because its neat appearance is like a hermit."
Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products. We also offer Welsh tartans, Sheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few!. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool and Global Welsh.
Last update 9th February 2021
September 10, 2021 13 min read
Owain Glyndŵr Day, 16th September, commemorates the last native Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales. Today, he is a figure of mass culture in Wales, with statues, flags and monuments alongside pubs and street names remembering him. He is possibly one of the greatest Welshmen of all time if not the greatest. His name is still remembered and revered today.
September 05, 2021 8 min read
Be part of the worldwide celebrations for Roald Dahl's Day on Monday 13th September 2021. Dahl’s story began in 1916 in when he was born at Villa Marie, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, a house name was named after the first wife. In 1918 his father, Harald, purchased a much grander property, Ty Mynydd (Mountain House in Welsh), a large farm of 150 acres in Radyr, near Cardiff.
August 31, 2021 3 min read
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