22 02, 2020

Half-hitch

By |2021-07-23T16:45:17-05:00February 22, 2020|

Also called slip knot or the slipping hitch. The half-hitch is the knot used to hold the threads on the Tama while braiding.  The benefit [...]

2 08, 2018

Hira-dama (hee-ra-da-ma)

By |2018-08-02T16:38:33-05:00August 2, 2018|

Braids made on the Karakumidai use special silk threads wound on bobbins called hira-dama. These are very lightweight tama (roughly 5gr to 8gr) traditionally made [...]

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