A kumihimo braiding stand creates a flat braid through a series of ‘s’ twisted threads resulting in a series of diamond shapes called hishi. The threads in this technique can be passive and are hidden by the twisted threads or they can be the twisting threads hiding the passive threads. This is what creates the color placement in the hishi. Traditionally the threads are wound on hira-dama but braiders also use weighted EZ Bobs (8gr).