Red and black silk kumihimo neckpiece in two dfferent interlacements - Edo Yatsu and Kongo Gumi
Red and Black silk elements are braided until they nearly reach the hole in the top of the marudai
After the remaining eight elements are wound onto the tama (weighted spools), they are arranged as above for Braid 6.15 from the kumihimo design book Kongo Gumi A Cacophony of Spots - Coils - Zags - Lines.
Starting layout for 16-element Kongo Gumi, starting in north positions where K is Black and R is red, layout is as follows: RR, KR,RK,KK, KK, KR, KR, KK
The remaining eight elements are wound onto the eight tama (weighted spools) to continue Kongo Gumi interlacement, The silk elements are braided until the tails nearly reach the center of the Marudai stand. Finished kumihimo neckpiece shown below.
The remaining eight elements are wound onto the eight tama (weighted spools) to continue Kongo Gumi interlacement
Edo Yatsu braid folded in half to form a loop.
Edo Yatsu to Kongo Gumi .
Orion'Plumage logo -  black and white parrot
The beginning layout for 8-element Edo Yatsu. Starting with North elements and moving clockwise, the colors are arranged on the Marudai as black, black, red, black, black, black ending with red, red in the West
8-element Edo Yatsu interlacement changes to16-element Kongo Gumi in this red and black silk neckpiece.

 

Starting layout for Braid 11 from The Twenty-Four Interlacements of Edo Yatsu Gumi. Braiding takes place in the middle of the eight elements. Those not used are dropped through hole in marudai
Black and Red silk kumihimo braid folded in half to form a loop