Silk thread finished dyeing beautifully, ray ray cross and they cross and create texture and taste peculiar to string. The technique has been conveyed from ancient times.
Beautifully dyed silk threads are interwoven to create the unique texture and experience of kumihimo cord. The techniques used have been passed down since ancient times.
How to make
Draw thread for measure and, in the case of obi cord, divide, for example, thread for the number of string which we are going to make at weight. We cross, and be dyed to colorings by design of string faithfully and do filature. We pass through the thread and wind off on shaku frame. We pass, and periphery of shaku frame fixes the number of length in this because 5 shakus (approximately 150 centimeters), for one obi cord are 5 sun of 8 shakus (approximately 250 centimeters). We build twist using stands such as riokake, corner stand (we build and are), circle stand (cross for fall), colorful bamboo stick stand (for tape), hill (for high-quality string) by "twist rikake car" called eight orders.
The threads are put on a scale, and the number of threads required to make a decorative cord to hold a kimono sash in place for example will be measured by weight. The threads are dyed to faithfully correspond with color samples for each design. The threads are wound onto a frame called a keishaku-waku. The circumference of the frame is approximately 150 cm, and the length of a single kimono sash cord is approximately 250 cm, so this is how the number of sashes to be made is measured. A haccho spins the thread, and disks called kakudai (for braiding upwards), marudai (for braiding downwards), ayadakedai (for braiding flat), and takadai (for high grade cord) are used to braid the cord.