Kumihimo Bracelet

Kumihimo Bracelet

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Celebrate the rich tradition and inclusivity of Iga City with this stunning rainbow-colored bracelet, crafted from authentic Iga braided cord. This bracelet is not only a beautiful accessory but also a symbol of the community and craftsmanship of Iga.

Historical Significance:
Iga City in Mie Prefecture, renowned for its traditional crafts, was the third city in Japan to enact a partnership system. Katsunori and Hiro, a gay couple who moved to Iga, have played a pivotal role in revitalizing local industries by creating “kumi-himo” (braided cords) and Iga pottery, with the support of understanding local people and businesses.

About Iga Braided Cords:
The origins of Iga braided cords date back to before the Nara period. However, it was during the middle of the Meiji period (1868-1912) that Iga's braided cords saw full-scale development. Techniques from Edo braiding were introduced to Iga, transforming it into the largest producer of high-end hand-knitted cords.
In 1976, Iga braided cords were designated as a “traditional craft” by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, solidifying their cultural and historical importance.

Why Choose This Bracelet:
Authentic Craftsmanship: Made with traditional techniques passed down through generations.
Symbol of Inclusivity: Represents the community and cultural revival efforts in Iga.
Elegant Design: The rainbow colors and silk material make it a striking and meaningful accessory.
Convenient Fastening: Features a magnetic clasp for easy wear.

Add a touch of cultural heritage and elegance to your collection with this beautiful Iga braided cord bracelet. Perfect for personal use or as a thoughtful gift, it celebrates both tradition and modernity in a unique and vibrant way.

  • Size: Length 195mm (7.68")
  • Materials: Silk, Metal
  • Made in Japan
  • Products are handmade, so slight variations may occur.
  • If this gets wet, color may transfer

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