Japanese Braiding Equipment
The Marudai (Round Stand) is the most common and versatile piece of equipment used to produce Kumihimo. It consists of a round top surface known as the Kagami (Mirror) with a central hole, supported by 4 legs connected to a base. The stand is used with weighted bobbins and counterbalance bag containing weights.
Other accessories include:
- Chopstick, to secure the braid whilst work is not in progress.
- S-Hook, to attach weight bag to warp threads.
- Warping Posts, used in the preparation of warp threads.
Traditionally, the stand and bobbins are made of smooth close-grained wood. Alternatively, a lower cost Acrylic version will function just as well.
Wooden Marudai and bobbins together with accessories
and finished braids.
PLEASE NOTE THAT CAREYCOMPANY CANNOT OFFER WOODEN MARUDAI’S AND BOBBINS AT PRESENT.
Marudai made from clear acrylic plastic, supplied in an easy to assemble kit form using Instant Adhesive (Not Supplied). Bobbins made in a white nylon based plastic.
Chinese Braiding Equipment
The below stand comes flat packed and can be taken apart for travelling.
Please note that the top is also fitted with screw holes that match the 4 legs and base of Carey Company Marudais.
These Top Assemblies can be purchased on their own for customer to use with the Marudai base and legs.
Chinese Stand Dimensions:
Total Height: 82cm
Height of Top assembly: 26cm
Set of 8 Chinese bobbins weighted with brass ends.
22cms long and 22 grams in weight.
Chinese Braiding in action using traditional Bamboo bobbins
Chinese Braiding Top assy.£49.00 Add to basket
Acrylic Marudai£29.00 Add to basket
Acrylic Marudai & 16 Bobbins£61.00 Select options
Acrylic Marudai & 8 Bobbins£43.00 Select options
Acrylic Bobbins£19.00 Select options
Chopstick£1.25 Add to basket
Weight Bag£1.50 Add to basket
S-Hook£0.25 Add to basket
Chinese Braiding Bobbins£29.00 Add to basket
Chinese Braiding Kit£95.00 Add to basket
Chinese Braiding Stand£59.00 Add to basket
Counterbalance Weights£8.00 Add to basket