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Marudai and Tama

Kumihimo braiding stands and bobbins for kumihimo thread


Traditional use of marudai and tama is the classic way to make Japanese kumihimo. Kumihimo disks and plates are a great way to get started, but true kumihimo enthusiasts know the pleasure of working with a premium wood marudai.

Our marudai are made in the USA by American craftsmen.

Solid Maple Marudai for Kumihimo

This is a nicely finished marudai made of solid maple, the top or "mirror" is approximately 11 inches wide and will comfortably fit many bobbins.

This marudai comes the standard 16" height , or a higher 24" height to use while sitting in a chair (your knees will thank you!).
Item # - 101 - $105.00
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Marudai Accessory Set

A weight bag, S-hook, and chopstick for securing the braid at rest.
Item # - 102 - $5.50

Complete Marudai Set

This all the equipment you'll need to braid:
Marudai, set of 8 tama, tama counterweights, and completer set.

with 20 gram tama and weights - $138.95
with 40 gram tama and weights - $165.95
with 85 gram tama and weights - $167.95
Item # - 105 - price varies
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Tama and Counterweights

85 Gram Tama

Tama are weighted bobbins that hold your threads while braiding. Most braids are braided in multiples of 8
(8 strand braids, 16 strand braids, etc.). Each tama needs to be counterweighted by a weight placed in the counterweight bag.
Our heaviest tama, nicely finished wood. For braiding heavier threads and cords.
Item # - 103-85 - price varies
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40 Gram Tama

Tama are weighted bobbins that hold your threads while braiding. Most braids are braided in multiples of 8
(8 strand braids, 16 strand braids, etc.). Each tama needs to be counterweighted by a weight placed in the counterweight bag.
A medium weight tama, nicely finished wood. useful for thinner threads such as pearl cotton and silk floss.
Item # - 103-40 - price varies
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20 Gram Tama

Tama are weighted bobbins that hold your threads while braiding. Most braids are braided in multiples of 8
(8 strand braids, 16 strand braids, etc.). Each tama needs to be counterweighted by a weight placed in the counterweight bag.
These 20 gram tama are suitable for thinner, more delicate braids.
Not quite as polished as more expensive tama, but work just as well and much less expensive.
Item # - 103-20 - price varies
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85 Gram Tama Counterweights - set of 8

Set of eight weights, use one corresponding weight for each tama.
4 tama - use 4 weights: 8 tama - use 8 weights.
NOTE: Contains lead, NOT for children!
Item # - 104-85 - $7.95

40 Gram Tama Counterweights - set of 8

Set of eight weights, use one corresponding weight for each tama.
4 tama - use 4 weights: 8 tama - use 8 weights.
Item # - 104-40 - $5.95

20 Gram Tama Counterweights - set of 8

Set of eight weights, use one corresponding weight for each tama.
4 tama - use 4 weights: 8 tama - use 8 weights.
NOTE: Contains lead, NOT for children!
Item # - 104-20 - $2.95