Showen Kumihimo Silk Strap Traditional Ayakorai pattern
The beautiful, traditional Japanese silk craftwork of Kumihimo is reborn
The Ayakorai design, which incorporates a vertical stripe “Aya” pattern using Showen Kumihimo’s bespoke braiding techniques from Kyoto, is now available as a Knot strap. Since watchstraps require a greater width than other braided crafts, the product took a full year from the initial conception of the design to its final completion. Through a process of original research and development, as well as the adoption of a special braiding format, we have succeeded in creating a strap that is 18mm wide and only 2mm thick. The strap comes in a total of eight different color variations, with a sophisticated, beautiful aesthetic suitable for both men and women, whether for work or leisure. Now this pure Japanese style textile strap can adorn your own wristwatch.
A smooth silk material that combines sophistication and beauty
“Aya” vertical stripes are fused into the strap using Showen Kumihimo’s unique technology, allowing the silk’s natural luster and beautiful color to truly shine.
A delightful host of color options
Adorn your wrist with a set of refined, beautiful and colorful straps that only silk can provide.
Founded in Kyoto in 1948, Showen Kumihimo is dedicated to creating products made from fine Japanese silk, and continues to find new applications for its signature braided patterns to this day. Following on from its artisanal traditions, Kumihimo silk can be found on Japanese traditional clothing, decorations for shrines and temples, jewelery, fashion and interior design.
Founded in Kyoto in 1948, Showen Kumihimo is dedicated to creating products made from fine Japanese silk, and continues to find new applications for its signature braided patterns to this day.