Cohana – Yuzen Leather Measuring Tape



If there is an essential thing in every fiber crafts lover toolbox, it is the measuring tape, and this leather covered one, offered by Cohana, will make you want one more!

For it is rather cute, with its beautifully crafted flowery cover smelling of Japanese spring! Indeed, this measuring tape has been wrapped in a two-tone leather case, dyed using the Yuzen method. This dyeing process is traditionally used to create the wonderful silk fabrics of the kimonos, and requires to create patterns using a rice paste, following a method that makes one think of African batik. Here, it has been applied to leather and that is how this delicate pattern of white flowers on a coloured background is created. The natural texture of the leather makes the flowers pop, as if they were engraved. Hand sewn, this leather casing makes this practical object a pleasure to work with!

And the practical aspect of this measuring tape has not been overlooked. In fact, the tape and mechanism have been designed and produced by a century-old Japanese manufacture, specialized in measuring tools. Quality guaranteed! Made of unalterable fiberglass, this tape is retractable simply by pushing a button hidden under its leather case. Graduated in centimeters, it can be used to measure up to 150 cm

What you need to know about this tape measure:

  • made by the Hara Doki manufacture, specialized in designing and producing measuring tools for more than a century,
  • made of unalterable fiberglass,
  • graduated in centimeters on both sides, one white, one alternating yellow and black 10cm stripes,
  • measures up to 150 cm,
  • hand made cover made of  leather dyed in the Yuzen tradition,
  • retractable thanks to a button hidden under the leather case,
  • available in the 5 Cohana colours: yellow, blue, green, pink and grey,
  • diameter: 6.5 cm ; width: 1.5 cm.

Just like all the products of this brand, Cohana’s leather-covered measuring tape will come in a thoughtfully designed box. Its quality and beautiful finishes make it a highly giftable object, either for someone who will appreciate the craftmanship, or for you if you want a treat 😉

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