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Marudai Braiding Stands and Tama (bobbins) for Kumihimo


Our marudai are made in the USA by American craftsmen.
Buy a complete set including everything you'll need to braid (at bottom), or individual items.


solid maple marudai for kumihimo

SOLID MAPLE MARUDAI

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!).

#101 - Maple marudai - $105.00

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MARUDAI ACCESSORY SET

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

#102 - Completer set - $5.50

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Tama (bobbins) and tama counterweights.

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.
Choose from different weights and sizes to fit your needs.

How much counterweight to use?
Simple - put one corresponding weight into the weight bag for each tama!
8 tama - use 8 weights. 16 tama - use 16 weights, and so forth.


85 gram tama

Our heaviest tama, nicely finished wood. For braiding heavier threads and cords.
See counterweights below.

#104A - 85 gram tama - $7.25 each
set of eight $54.95

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40 gram tama

A medium weight tama, nicely finished wood. useful for thinner threads such as pearl cotton and silk floss.
See counterweights below.

#104B - 40 gram tama - $7.25 each
set of eight $54.95

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20 gram tama

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.
See counterweights below.

#103 - 20 gram tama - $4.00 each or
set of eight $30.00

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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!

#104W - $7.95 for a set of eight

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40 gram tama counterweights

Same as above, but for use with the 40 gram tama<

#103W - $5.95 for a set of eight

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20 gram tama counterweights

Same as above, but for use with the 20 gram tama
NOTE: Contains lead, NOT for children!

#103W - $2.95 for a set of eight

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JAPANESE BRAIDING

by Jaqui Carey

The beginner's guide has been expanded and re-published. A wonderful book introducing the marudai braiding stand. Beautifully illustrated, this book covers the marudai (braiding stand) and tama (bobbins) - and ways you can make them inexpensively, along with threads, setting up, working, and finishing braids. There are complete instructions to make a wide variety of 8 tama braids. 96 pages, spiral bound.

#727 - Japanese Braiding- $21.95

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Complete Marudai Set

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

#101S -Complete braiding equipment set
with 20 gram tama and weights - $138.95
with 40 gram tama and weights - $163.95
with 85 gram tama and weights - $166.95

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