The ayatakedai (eye-ah-taw-kay-dye) makes warp-twined bands much like tabletwoven bands. If you already own a BraidersHand takadai you can add an ayatakedai unit to the front of your takadai, then the whole thing is called an ayatakadai. They have a separate double weft that is perpendicular to the warp. Our ayatakedai is made so that the weaver sits in a chair. (It can also be made in Japanese kneeling style, please contact us.) This ayatakedai holds 10 hane (feathers, Japanese for the pieces of wood protruding from the front) so that bands can be made using up to 60 tama with the two-tiered feathers included and 80 tama with the three-tiered feathers which can be ordered separately.

The BraidersHand version has two screws that hold the ayatakedai in place, making it very easy to convert the takadai into a ayatakadai. The original takadai/ayatakedai combination was developed by Aiko Sakai, Makiko Tada's mother. She coined the word ayatakAdai (eye-ah-taw-caw-dye) to describe this piece of equipment. One-hundred gram tama are traditionally used with the ayatakedai, but if you already have some tama on hand you might want to start with those.

One-hundred gram tama are traditionally used with the ayatakedai. Our ayatakedai comes with its own sword which is longer than that used for the takadai.

As in all of our products the ayatakedai uses a fastner system that was originally developed for conference booths because they were reassembled so often. Our ayatakedai can also be assembled and disassembled thousands of times without worry that there will be any failure of the bolt and dowel pin assembly.

Our equipment is made to order in a one-man shop, the wait list for all equipment EXCEPT marudai is 18 months.

The wait for MARUDAI and CORE STAND is around 2 weeks.

There is no deposit or obligation to get on our list; email for ship dates when you order.

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  • Item #: EQUIPMENT:A
  • Manufacturer: BraidersHand in USA
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Price $425.00