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Rare Kumihimo books on Karakumi Hirao, Shosoin, Metal and Beads

Catalogue published during the exhibition


2500-year history of Kumihimo

By Makiko Tada

2020
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This booklet was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name at Matsuya Ginza in January 2021. Images trace the history of Kumihimo for 2500 years including ancient Andean sling braids, Andean flat braids, reproductions of masterpieces from the Heian and Kamakura periods, and completely new contemporary braids. The critical review on many references at the end of the book is useful.

68 pages (full color )

Price: 1650 yen (incl. tax)
Japanese only
ISBN 978-4-925252-35-5

Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume VII
Kumihimo Disk and Plate 2

By Makiko Tada

2013
Using Kumihimo Disk and Plate developed by the author and Hamanaka, completely new braids such as frilled flat square and circle spirals and picot edged flat circle spiral with multi colour switching technigues can be made. Suited for making accessories.

112 pages (full color ) Errata

Price: 1500 yen
Both English and Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-17-1

Limitted offer during COVID-19 control

Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume VI
Kumihimo Disk and Plate

By Makiko Tada

2007, 2009
Using Kumihimo Disk and Plate developed by the author and Hamanaka, completely new braids such as Zig-zag, Round helical and Braids in a braid are introduced as well as traditional Japanese and Andean braids. Suited for making accessories.

89 pages (full color )

Price: 3000 yen
Both English and Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-16-4

 

Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume I
Maru-dai Braids 1
4th edition

By Makiko Tada

1996, 1999, 2004, 2008, 2014
, 2020

Owing to computer -generated very clear diagrams, you can learn by yourself 120 Maru-dai techniques with various color arrangement examples and new ideas of design such as triangular and semicircular cross sections for necklaces.

168 pages (full color)

Price: 5000 yen

Both English and Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-11-9

 

Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume II
Andean Braids
2nd edition

By Makiko Tada

1996, 2004

Out of Print

With diagrams of both maru-dai and cardboard, you can learn by yourself 72 sling braids of the Andes. Suitable for making braid applications such as Christmas wreathes, key holders and accessories in group exercises.

128 pages (8 color pages)

Price: 5000 yen

Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-12-7
Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume III
Taka-dai Braids 1
2nd edition

By Makiko Tada

1998, 2004
With clear diagrams of equipments and braiding structures, any taka-dai beginner can learn 39 techniques of Ichimai-mono (single sheeter) from basics to creative designs.
Applicable to sash belts, neckties and Obi-jime (sash belt for Kimono).

154 pages (8 color pages)

Price: 5000 yen

Both English and Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-13-5
Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume IV
Taka-dai Braids 2
2nd edition

By Makiko Tada

1998, 2004
Techniques of 4 Ichimai-mono (single sheeter) and 28 Nimai-mono (double sheeter) from basics to traditional designs such as Saidaiji-gumi are included. Techniques to create free patterns will be dealt with in the third volume.

158 pages (8 color pages)

Price: 5000 yen

Both English and Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-14-3

Comprehensive Treatise of Braids
Covering braids of the world from ancient Andes to Japanese Kumihimo

Volume V
Taka-dai Braids 3

By Makiko Tada

2002

Out of Print

Techniques of free pattern creation of Nimai-mono (double sheeter) are clearly explained. Now you can read and write Ayagaki and create your original Taka-dai braids. Ayagaki samples of 62 Kourai and 5 Anda are included.

158 pages (12 color pages)

Price: 7000 yen

Both English and Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-15-1
Formerly published by Nipon Vogue and Texte, Inc. All books of this series are out of print except for this title.

Kumihimo, The Essence of Japanese Braiding

By Aiko Sakai and Makiko Tada

Reprinted edition by
Lacis

1980 and 2005
Elementary techniques of 12 maru-dai, 30 kaku-dai and 20 ayatake-dai are included. Suitable for beginners.

134 pages (25 color pages)

Price: $24.00

English
ISBN 978-1-891656-52-X
Ayatakedai braids


By Aiko Sakai and Makiko Tada



1983
Advanced ayatake-dai techniques of 58 patterns are included.

61 pages (19 color pages)

Hard cover
Price: 4000 yen,

Japanese
ISBN 978-4-925252-02-X

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