These bookmarks are made of sanda himo, a tightly and decoratively woven cotton ribbon. Sanada himo (himo means strings) have been used in Japan for hundreds of years for tying everything from armor to boxes containing important artworks.
Made in Japan
Who Makes It
Experienced artisans at Orimoto Sumiya in Kanazawa attentively operate old-fashioned machines to create beautiful sanada himo.