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7 03, 2024

Kaku-dai (kah-koo-dye)

By |2024-03-09T11:21:14-06:00March 7, 2024|

“The Kaku-dai has a square mirror, and is a tool used for braiding upwards. In some cases, the braided part is hung from a lintel [...]

11 09, 2020

Karakumi-dai (kah-rah-koo-mee-dye)

By |2024-02-25T11:58:47-06:00September 11, 2020|

“The Karakumi-dai is used to make Karakumi braids. This dai measures about 30 x 30 x 30 cm ( 12 x 12 x 12 inches) [...]

31 07, 2021

Kohrai Gumi (koh-rah-ee goo-mee)

By |2024-02-02T15:02:31-06:00July 31, 2021|

Kohrai Gumi is a more advanced one layer Takadai braid.  It blends Plain Weave and Twill structures.  The appearance of the braid will be different depending on how these [...]

17 12, 2020

Kumihimo (Koo-mee-hee-moh)

By |2023-12-08T10:03:30-06:00December 17, 2020|

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese form of braiding. History shows these braids came to Japan through Korea and China along with Buddhism. The term “kumihimo” [...]

6 10, 2019

Kute-uchi (koo-teh-oo-chee)

By |2024-02-18T13:34:09-06:00October 6, 2019|

  The term Kute-uchi  was coined by Masako Kinoshita and refers to loop-manipulation braiding  – both finger-held and hand-held – especially as a Japanese tradition. [...]

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