Shimenawa (標縄・注連縄・七五三縄, literally "enclosing rope") are lengths of braided rice straw rope used for ritual purification in the Shinto religion. They can vary in diameter from a few centimetres to several metres, and are often seen festooned with shide. A space bound by shimenawa often indicates a sacred or pure space, such as that of a Shinto shrine.
Are you in the process of transitioning from relaxed to natural hair? Straw/Rod sets are a great way to let the hair (and scalp) rest from harsh chemicals, tugging, pulling, braiding (too tight- aka vice grip-LOL) & it lasts for at least 2 to 3 weeks.
Some beautiful designs can be made with mud and straw. This is our Watsu pool area, a very soothing atmosphere for water shiatzu. #KibbutzLotan #Watsu #Israel #EcoDesign #EcoArchitecture #GreenDesign #pool #EcoTourism