Sunday, 2 February 2014

Sari Silk Kumihimo

Kumihimo is the ancient Japanese technique of braiding on a large table with a hole in the middle to produce round or flat cords.  

Silk sari ribbon is a by product from silk sari manufacturing in India. These beautiful art yarns are hand cut strips of silk sari fabric and tied or sewn together end to end and made into skeins by women's collectives in India, from silk that would otherwise be destroyed.

I decide to try an experiment to marry these two ancient Asian cultures into a fun bracelet by adding glass beads.

I think the results are beautiful! 
Turquoise and purple sari silk ribbon with 
beautiful shades of blue, green and purple glass beads


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