Kumihimo braiding disks and plates are also known as marudai (maru dai) and takadai (taka dai). The Japanese art of making kumihimo cord started as a form of finger-loop braiding. Eventually, braiding plates and disks were invented that allow artisans to make more complex braids in a shorter amount of time. These Kumihimo crafting tools will help you create your own beautiful multistrand braided jewelry cord in whatever colors suit your current needs! Bob-EEZ locking bobbins work great with kumihimo plates to help keep your threads from unraveling or getting tangled.