伊賀くみひも Iga braided cords
Iga Kumihimo are braided cords made in Mie Prefecture. Silk threads are mainly used often in combination with gold and silver threads.
Iga Kumihimo hand-braided cords are well-known for their rich silk threads, dyed in a vibrant range of colors, and their outstanding craftsmanship. They have a distinctive texture arising from the tactile nature of the braided interwoven silk threads and a gorgeous visual fascination created by the sheen of silk.
For more detailed information including a description, history, and the general production process, please see the Kogei Japan: Traditional Crafts of Japan website.