Yakusugi Cedar Beads Bracelet
Bracelet made of thousands-year-old cedar beads, hand-dyed in Yamato Indigo.
"Yakusugi" is a unique cedar found only on Yakushima Island in Japan. The Island is famous for having their own ecosystem which allows the cedar trees to grow to be two thousand years old. The trees are considered sacred and cutting them down is prohibited.
The beads are made of naturally died Yakusugi Cedar and hand-dyed in Yamato Indigo.
The red silk cords are called “Kumihimo,” and are braided in Kyoto, Japan.
Each bead has a unique indigo hue and the color fades beautifully over time. The tips of the Kumihimo cords will untangle and become soft fringes.
One size, unisex.
Each bead is 10mm in diameter. Bracelet size is adjustable approximately between 4.5 - 9 cm (1 3/4 - 3 1/2 inches) in inner diameter.