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Marudaiand Tama

Kumihimo braiding stands and bobbins for kumihimo thread


Our marudai are made in the USA by American craftsmen. 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 -- $112.00

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 (currently out of stock, more coming in September), or a higher 24" height to use while sitting in a chair (your knees will thank you!).

Please note due to new shipping dimensional costs, marudai may be shipped insured parcel post.

Item # - 101 - priced below

Complete Marudai Set -- $146.95 - $175.95

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 - $146.95
  • with 40 gram tama and weights - $173.95
  • with 85 gram tama and weights - $175.95

Please note due to new shipping dimensional costs, marudai may be shipped insured parcel post.

Item # - 105 - priced below

Marudai Accessory Set

A weight bag, S-hook, and chopstick for securing the braid at rest.

Item # - 102 - $5.50

Tama and Counterweights

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 - priced below

20 Gram Tama Counterweights

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

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 - priced below

40 Gram Tama Counterweights

Use one corresponding weight for each tama.
4 tama - use 4 weights: 8 tama - use 8 weights.

Item # - 104-40 - $5.95

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 - priced below

85 Gram Tama Counterweights

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