Paisley patterns have been used for hundreds of years, so much so that they have become classic designs. They were used in shawls manufactured in Paisley, Scotland in the 1800's but their roots date back centuries before to Persia. These acrylic cabochons date back to 1980's when they were made in Germany in a beautiful gold and turquoise blue on a black field. They have a medium dome and are set in an Art Deco influenced pendant tray in antique bronze with golden highlights. I have paired them with a metallic turquoise bead with splashes of black and I think the combination works very well. Streaks in the photos are light reflections. For knitters who prefer a smaller pin, these measure 1" across and 1 7/8" north to south including the hook. There are 2 of these.
The bail has been removed and a neodymium magnet* has been attached to convert it for use in Portuguese knitting. An inner magnet is backed with a metal disc which is, in turn, backed with felt for comfort against the skin. It is slipped inside your top to secure the pin.
The hook has been hand formed to fit the back. It is sturdy and stationary making it easy and quick to place and remove the yarn.
Please remember these are conversions. There may be remainders of the original fittings that couldn’t be removed without damage.
*Those with medical electronic devices should check on the use of these magnets.
If you’re buying more than one item, put them into the shopping cart for combined shipping charges at checkout. It’ll be less than purchasing them individually. This is particularly effective for international buyers. If you have a friend or friends who also do Portuguese knitting, purchasing a few pins at the same time adds only a few dollars to the initial cost, and when divided among several people, brings the shipping charges down to a manageable amount when shipped to one address.