Ecommerce Templates
Home | About Us | Browse Store | All Products | Events
Shopping cart  Shopping cart
0 Product(s) in cart
Total $0.00
» Checkout

Credit cards - Paypal

Home » Garden Inspired Jewelry » Kumihimo Jewelry

Lime and Silver Pendant Kumihimo Necklace
Lime and Silver Pendant Kumihimo Necklace
Enjoy these cooling colors, lime green and silver, with corresponding size 8/0 seed beads with pendant set in sterling.

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. Kumi himo is Japanese for "gathered threads". This techinique as seen here, uses seed beads and fiber. Kumihimo cord was first created by a form of finger-loop braiding. Later tools such as the marudai and the takadai were employed to make more complex braids in shorter time. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their lamellar armour and their horses' armor (barding). Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on haori jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi (kimono sash).

Thank you, Wikipedia, for a reasonably concise description of Kumihimo. They failed to mention that it is somewhat addicting in its simplicity and hypnotic rhythm.

This necklace measures 19 1/8"  from end to end.
Email Friend
Price: $44.00

« Previous | Next »