They cross, and string is used for more than 1,000 years, and Shinto shrine and temple, clothes, armor helmet, sword knot of sword are used for every thing. There is how to compose depending on use, and the number amounts to 3,500 kinds. We have been used as obi cord of petty person in Japanese dress after the Meiji era.
Kyo kumihimo have been utilized for more than a thousand years for a variety of different uses including in shrines and temples, for clothes, armors, sword straps, etc. Braiding methods vary according to the intended use and about 3,500 different ones have been counted. Since the Meiji era they have been used for sash band for kimonos called “obijime”.
How to make
We break thread and align thread, and we pass, and Kyo Kumihimo is finished after preparations processes such as shakus, group process, processes such as bunch charge account, steaming. By group process that is main processes, it is built using circle stand, corner stand, hill, kagodadai, colorful bamboo stick stand, ancient court secretary stand by manual labor.
The process for making Kyo kumihimo includes preparatory stages such as dividing, twistering (thread-combining) and measuring, as well as other stage like assembling, tufting, steaming, etc. In the course of the important assembling stage, cords are assembled by hand using round looms (marudai), square looms (kakudai), high looms (takadai), kagouchi looms, ayatakedai looms and naikidai looms.