Kumihimo is the Japanese form of braid making. The most prominent historical use of the cords was by samurai as both a functional and decorative way to lace their and their horses’ armor. Kumihimo cords are now used as ties on jackets and obijimes, which are used for tying on an obi or kimono sash. They also make beautiful necklaces.
The 8-cord rayon satin braid is a beautiful spiral that picks up the colors in the donut-shaped Murano glass pendant. The pendant is hung from a peyote stitch bail. The necklace is adjustable from 18 to 21 inches in length and the findings are gold-plated metal.
“Murano glass is a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano. Located off the shore of Venice, Italy, Murano has been a commercial port as far back as the 7th century. By the 10th century, the city had become well known for its glassmakers, who created unique Murano glass. While Murano glassmakers have settled and operate elsewhere, some say authentic Murano glass is fabricated only in Murano” (Source: wikipedia)