Marudai Braiding Stand Sets

Hand made solid maple kumihimo braiding stands and tama (bobbins) for kumihimo.


Our marudai are made of hardwood maple 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.

Complete 24" Marudai Set

This is all the equipment you'll need to braid:
24" high solid maple marudai, set of 8 tama, tama counterweights, instructional book "Japanese Braiding" and accessory set.

  • with 20 gram tama and weights - $163.95
  • with 40 gram tama and weights - $189.95
  • 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 -- set of 8

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 - $30.00

20 Gram Tama Counterweights

Set of 8 counterweights

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

Item # - 104-20 - $2.95

40 Gram Tama Counterweights

Set of 8 counterweights

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

Steel.

Item # - 104-40 - $5.95