Traditional Korean Cords
Braided cords called kkunmok or dahoe are knotted into Maedup ornaments. Four, eight,12,16,24 or 36 strands are braided to make kkunmok of various strength and thickness.
Four-strand cords, which are the easiest to make, are often made without the help of a braiding-device and have wide applications; eight-strand cords are good for tie- strings for purses and other bags; 12-strand cords are used for ornaments on fans, belts and ornamental knives; and 24-or 36-strand cords are used to make yuso to adorn paintings or portraits.
There are two types of kkunmok or dahoe; a flat, ribbon-like cord called kwang-dahoe and a round one called wondahoe. The former is used to make belts and similar items of considerable width and the latter is used to make a variety of ornamental objects like yuso, norigae, a woman’s dress accessory, or bag strings.
Source : knot.or.kr