On the top is Itsukushima-gumi from Makiko Tada's book, Comprehensive Treatise of Braids IV: Taka-dai Braids 2 at the top of page viii. The one below is Itsukushima-omoi made using the same technique and pictures in the same book on page v.
|These are both Andean braids. The left one is pictured at the bottom of page vi of Makiko's book Comprehensive Treatise of Braids III: Taka-dai Braids 1. The right braid I designed myself after my two daughters clubbed together and gave me 8 new tama for my birthday, it took over 100 tama and was a lot of fun to design. It is pictured still on the takadai.||This is a bell hanger for the front door of my daughter's organic farm house - a hay bale house.|