The art of kumihimo: An ancient braiding art form

Fully braided kumihimo necklace with a knotted design. Photos submitted.

Kumihimo is the Japanese art of braiding cords, which can be traced back 5000 to 7000 years.

The verb “kumi,” in Japanese, means to braid or to plait, and the noun “himo” ...

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