Ayatakedai Add-On for a Takadai
The stand-alone ayatakedai (eye-yuh-talk-eh-dye) makes warp-twined bands much like tabletwoven bands. Ayatakedai bands have a separate double weft that is perpendicular to the warp, it is woven rather than braided.
The ayatakedai holds 10 hane (han-eh) which is Japanese for 'feathers', the pieces of wood protruding from the front. Two-tiered feathers are included with the add-on. To make wider and more complex bands three-tiered feathers can be ordered separately.
Kumi Himo: The Essence of Japanese Braiding by Aiko Sakai and Makiko Tada has English instruction for the ayatakedai.