Kumihimo square braiding plate (1)
Kumihimo is the ancient Japanese art of braid making. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their lamellar armour. Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi (kimono sash). Nowadays the foam Kumihimo disk is lightweight, portable, and significantly more affordable than the traditional marudai.
The Square Kumihimo Plate from the Beadsmith is made of 14cm dense foam and creates a Flat braid and other shapes. It comes complete with English illustrated instructions and includes 3 project ideas.