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Kumihimo: From Defense to Decoration

Convergence 2018
Reno, Nevada

July 8, 1:30pm —3pm

Learn the history of Japan through the perspective of kumihimo or plaited silk cords.  It traces the historical development of Japanese plaited cords from fossilized remains in grave mounds to the exotic Samurai era with silk cords used to lace together the armor. It also explores the fashion trends using cords as obijime as well as decorative neckpieces.

Materials Fee: $0.
Level: Beginner

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