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Shawls and wraps are a popular accessory in the knit and crochet world. In order to keep your new item secure around your shoulders as you work and move a shawl pin is a necessity.


Wooden shawl pins are a beautiful accessory to both manufactured and handmade shawls. You use the barrette (ring) and the pin to interlock the overlapping section of the shawl. This keeps the shawl in place and the wearer is not only warm but can show off your turning work as well.


Our handcrafted shawl pins and barrettes are made from high quality European and North American ancient forest timbers recovered from unwanted pianos.


Pianos Recycled guarantees the provenance of all materials it provides for repurposing. 


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Pictured product is for illustration only. All our products are handmade and while they will resemble the item in this picture, the product you purchase will be unique with its own characteristics.


Technically the shawl as a garment and as a word comes from 14th century Persia. They were woven rectangles worn over the shoulders and made from kashmiri goat.


Shawl pins, however, have been used as clothing fasteners and ornament by people around the world for centuries. Museums are in possession of examples such as an early eighth-century gilt-bronze Irish ‘Tara’ ring-brooch (National Museum of Ireland, Dublin) and a fifteenth century Incan tupu, or shawl pin, worn as a fastener for Andean women’s clothing (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).


The maker of these shawl pins is Woodend (Vic.) based Brian Falkenberg has been woodturning for more than 20 years. In fulfilling Pianos Recycled’s commission, Brian used his superior crafts skills to develop an innovative method that enables precious piano key ebony to feature in the tip of some his shawl pins.


  • We stand by our craftsmanship at Pianos Recycled and hold our production of custom pieces to the highest of standards. We believe you'll be thrilled with your unique piece, but if you have any concerns please contact us for immendiate assistance. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee

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