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Kukeidai More Info

Describes the kukeidai braiding stand for flat kumihimo braids.


Front View; Two top views of Kukeidai

Front View; Two top views of Kukeidai



The stand features a rectangular top 8x10 inches.

It is notched on two sides to stabilize widely spaced bobbins: 32 notches per side with a smooth center to support small adjustments needed for many of the moves in flat braiding.

Ideal for making wide, flat braids requiring many bobbins on the North/South sides (up to 20 each) and1-8 bobbins each the on East/West sides. Total capacity range: 24 – 56 bobbins.

Works well for Japanese, Peruvian, and Square Disc braids (including rick rack patterns and leno techniques).

Note: the higher end of the range requires long, narrow shaped bobbins; the lower end of the range uses standard Kumihimo bobbins.


Maple top; 24 inch long ¾“ birch legs, ¾” birch plywood base (11.5”x11.5”) Clear, natural finish. All notches and surfaces fine sanded.


$145 plus $24 shipping, handling, and insurance to all parts of the lower US; at cost to other parts of the world.  US Postal Service unless otherwise requested.

What you receive:

The stand comes knocked down and is designed to fit a USPS box that has a standard shipping rate to all US locations regardless of weight. Hardware comes installed. Four cap screws are included for final assembly and an Allen wrench to tighten everything. You will receive clear assembly instructions.

And More:

Upon receipt of payment, you gain on-line access to various documents and videos. Documents include notes and instructions for two braids using the kukeidai. Videos includes how to warp and set up the kukeidai.