Takubo Straw amuret ornament "Iwai-musubi"
Drawing from the look, this amulet connects tightly, the “Iwai-musubi" is often used as a wedding and engagement gift since it cannot be untied easily once the knot is tied. It is also a nice decoration for wishing luck and safety in the house/family.
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.