Takubo Straw amuret ornament "Yudasuki"
This ornament represents the knot of a tasuki (Japanese traditional tasuki mattress) worn by a midwife. It brings wishes of being blessed with children, childbirth and fertility (for people, as well as crops.)
Shimenawa, straw amulets, made from rice straw by the Japanese Kai family, who have been growing and braiding rice straw into traditional objects of good fortune for generations. Based in the township of Takachiho, Miyazaki prefecture, an old, sacred ground, sometimes called a “mythic village”, each Shimenawa shape and knot type offers a different story, from guarding against evil to bearing good luck.