Warazaiku Takubo – Handwoven Straw Amulet – Ume Musubi – Two sizes

35,00 45,00 

Warazaiku, a craft made of straw, was first mentioned in the genesis story of Japan compiled in 712. Tightly intertwined with agriculture and the Shinto religion, it was traditionally crafted by farmers with the byproduct of rice harvest. Made by coiling the straw between the palms of the craftspeople’s hands, prayers for good fortune are interwoven into the amulet.

梅結び(Ume-musubi) – Translated to “ume (or plum) knot,” this Warazaiku can be used as a trivet for various pots and pans.

Small: 12cm / 4.6inch

Large: 17cm / 6.7inch