Kumihimo Braids. 下町に息づく伝統の技 江戸組紐1/3. Kumihimo - Marudai bucket style. New crafts present the problem of new materials, new tools and finding another space to store them.
There is also the money issue, usually more than my budget will allow. I read about kumihimo (Japanese braiding) and wanted to try it. The tools were a bit pricey for a beginner. So I improvised with the plastic lids from pint sized ice cream. I made several braids using cotton embroidery floss on embroidery floss bobbins. Kumihimo Braids. Kumihimo Supplies.
It evidenced change in kimono style with the introduction of a very wide ”obi” (sash) that required a narrow cord to hold it in place. The braided ”obijime” was created for this purpose. Kute-uchi braiding ''Inside-Through'' square and flat braid. A no-equipment textile technique for braiding cords and bands. Samurai: The Code of the Warrior - Thomas Louis, Tommy Ito. Weavershand. The Silk Standard by Rosalie Neilson. BraidersHand, makers of marudai, takadai, ayatakadai and tama.
Tama Handout. Shosoin.kunaicho.go.jp/public/pdf/0000000261.pdf. Kumihimo. Kumihimo.