The literal translation is Endless Braid. “Tsune-gumi braids were used for Odoshi (lacing Kozane scales of Yoroi armors). This braid is narrower and thicker than Ichimai Kourai- gumi.” (1)  In weaving terms, it is a 3-3 twill; the working bundle goes over three, under three. While this specific braid is done on a single set of taka-dai arms, the specific twill structure can be used in double layer braids as well. (1)

1.    Tada, Makiko. Taka-dai braids 1 .Texte, Inc., 1998-2004.