● Braided cords, a Kyoto traditional craft These eyeglass straps are popular for their braided appearance as well as the unique luster and lightness of silk. Instead of feeling cold against your neck, they convey a gentle warmth. They’re also light, so they don’t subject your shoulders or neck to unneeded stress.
● These unique tea containers from Showen Kumihimo are wound by experienced craftsmen from a single strand of silk. They’re made by coating a steel can with twisted silk string. Because they are made one at a time by hand, they feature the beautiful luster of silk thread in a spiral pattern along with the gentle texture of the material.