Tama

~ Since most published braiding instructions are for 8 or 16 tama that is the number we recommend for your marudai.

~ Takadai braids can be made with as few as 9 tama. If you have Rodrick Owen's Making Kumihimo, Japanese Interlaced Braids* you will need 42 tama. Our standard takadai will accomodate 84 tama and our extended takadai will hold 162. *This book is out of print but can be found at online used bookstores.

70 gram

70 gram

70 gram tama are the most versatile for the marudai, they can be used on the takadai as well.

  • Price: $6.50

70 gram large

70 gram large

70 gram large tama

  • Price: $8.25

85 gram

85 gram

85 gram tama make firmer braids and can better tension larger threads, we recommend them for the marudai and takadai.

  • Price: $7.00

85 gram large

85 gram large

85 gram large tama

  • Price: $8.25

100 gram

100 gram

In Japan, where braids are traditionally dense and stiff, 100 gram tama are used on the marudai, are recommended for the ayatakedai and can be used on the takadai.

  • Price: $7.50

100 gram large

100 gram large

100 gram large tama

  • Price: $8.25

240 gram large

240 gram large

240 gram large tama

  • Price: $8.75

Custom Weight

Custom Weight

Custom-weight tama

  • Price: $9.00