Traditional Korean Cords

Dahoe (Òýüë)

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

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