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Color List and Price Guide

View Swatches:    1-14a    14b-31b    34-52    53-74    75-93    94-103

Important Notes regarding Inro Cord   ·   Footnotes

Machine-Woven Japanese Cord (nylon, rayon, etc.) - $8 per 5 foot length *
Primary Group - $8 per 5 foot length *
3.
Dark Brown, standard thickness (3 +)
5.
Indigo (Dark Blue), standard thickness
6.
Dark Grey, standard thickness
7.
Steel Grey, thin
10.
Beige, standard thickness
13.
Light Blue (Turquoise), thin (2)
14.a.
Dark Purple, very thin - 2 extra full uncut packages available
14.b.
Dark Black, very thin - 2 extra full uncut packages available
  • See also #86, Very thin Dark Blue, & #87, Very thin Burgundy
  • See #75, Black, and #76, Bronze Gold, for Ultra-thin
1992 Crown Group (Rayon) - $8 per 5 foot length *

All are standard thickness.

24.
Dark Purple
25.
Burgundy - Uncut
26.
Dark Brown
27.b.
Dark Green, thicker
28.
Bright Blue
29.
Medium Steel Blue
30.
Light Silver Blue
Hand-Woven Japanese Silk Cord ** - $60 per 5 foot length *
46.a.
[Faded Purple?] Brown
48.
Dark Brown
51.
Dark Brown, Thin (OK)
54.
Rich Red, and Uncut
56.
Light Celadon (OK, mostly uncut)
Other Machine-Woven Japanese Cord - $8 per 5 foot length *
61.
Bright Aqua
64.
Grey Steel Blue - Almost OUT-OF-STOCK (4)
Other Hand-Woven Japanese Silk Cord - Uncut Bulk ** - $60 per 5 foot length *
73.
Dark Purple - Available Uncut
74.
Different Gold - Availabel Uncut
Chinese Machine-Woven Ultra-thin cord - $8 per 5 foot length * (New, October, 1998)
75.
Black - Uncut (OK)
Machine-Woven Japanese Cord: Uncut Bulk
81.
SILK, Extra Thick Burgundy - Uncut - $15 per 5 foot length *
Machine-Woven Japanese Cord - $8 per 5 foot length *
84.
Bright Gold (OK)
86.
Very Thin Dark Blue - 2 extra full uncut packages available
  • See also #14.a. Dark Purple, and #14.b. Dark Black
New - Hand-Woven Japanese Silk Cord ** for 1996 - $60 per 5 foot length *
91.
Soft or Dull Yellow Gold (OK)
92.
Bronze Gold (OK)
Thin Machine-Woven Japanese Cord, NEW for 2001 - $8 for 5' length
94.
Very Dark Blue - Uncut
95.
Burgundy - Uncut
97.
Dark Red - Uncut
99.
Metallic Gold - Uncut
100.
Basic Black - Uncut
Machine-Woven Japanese Cord, NEW for 2004 - $8 for 5' length
101.
Bright Orange Gold - Uncut
102.
Metallic Cream / Tan - Uncut
New - Hand-Woven Japanese Silk Cord ** for 2006 - $50 per 5 foot length *
103.
Thin hand-woven black, silk
New Cord
104.
Dark Purple, Extra thick, Machine Woven ($15 per 5 foot length)



Important Notes regarding Inro Cord:

  1. Colors may vary slightly from dye lot to dye lot, especially in the hand-woven silk. Cord thickness may also vary slightly in each style. These are occasionally noted as a. and b. under the number.
  2. A variety of single lengths in other colors and thicknesses, as well as some longer and shorter pieces of some of the above cords, may be available from time to time.
  3. Longer lengths of some of the Primary Group of machine-woven cords (#1-13) may be available by special order, although even these are getting harder to obtain.
  4. Please add $10 to each order for postage and packing.



Footnotes

*
The common pre-cut five-foot length of standard thickness inro cord provides more than enough cord to string a normal size inro, and tie the classic three loop knot; as well as allowing enough cord for stringing the ojime and tying the netsuke at the end.
**
Most of the hand-woven Japanese silk cord is made by a family in Japan that has been weaving various silk cord products for seven generations in the same shop/home.



For more information on tying the appropriate knots for inro and about the cord, read my publication "The Inro Knot: A step by step illustrated guide to tying different knots for hanging medicine boxes." $5.


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