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Kumihimo translating as “Joining threads together” is a type of Japanese intricately handmade braided cord. Dating back to the sixth century in Buddhist temples, the kumihimo served as both a functional and decorative braid, used within the interiors of temples and shrines and for religious/ ceremonial dress. Further, historically it adorned Japanese armour and military objects. But still today plays an important role especially as an element of the Kimono, accessories and reimagined through contemporary Japanese fashions.......................................
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