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Japanese Sanada-Himo Flat Cord

$5 for 1.09 yards or 1 meter. 50% OFF SALE..... Now $2.50

This Sanada-Himo is a traditional Japanese flat, woven cotton cord. It is in fact tubular but pressed flat. See the yellow cord sample photo to see tube shape.

The Sanada-Himo cord high quality weaving technique came to Japan from China around the 10th century. It was quickly introduced into the samurai culture where it found many uses including binding samurai sword handles, wrapping tea ceremony wooden boxes, ties or decorative elements for women's kimonos, handbags, and fastening gift boxes.

Japanese tradition claims that the Sanada-Himo name originates from the Sanada clan who ruled Yamanashi Prefecture, just west of Tokyo, during the Warring States Period (15th to 17th centuries). The clans leader, Sanada Masayuki, favored this cord for wrapping around his sword grip. He praised it extensively for its non-slipping properties during the heat of battle.

From that early time this cord became to be known as Sanada-Himo.

This decorative Sanada-Himo cord for sale was made in Kyoto sometime during the last 25 years. It has never been used.

It is 0.28 inches or 7mm wide

Standard Airmail shipping is $5 for the first item and FREE for more items (add any of our products), shipped to a single destination.

50% OFF SALE..... Japanese Sanada-Himo Lemon Yellow Flat Cord, By Meter / Yard, Himo-602