Thread Count: The Meaning of Those Numbers
Th = thread
Th. Gauge = thickness of thread (larger numbers mean thinner threads)
No. Th = number of threads (if wound together)
Th/in. = threads per inch (wound bundle of two threads equals one thread for per inch count.)
A Number 11,000 weight hakama cloth, employs the same 30 gauge thread,
two threads wound together, with 63 bundles of these threads,
or 126 threads in every inch, side by side, woven perpendicular to
20 gauge thread, two threads wound together, with 54 bundles of these
threads, or 108 threads per inch, one on top of each other.
This is a very tight weave, with a lot of threads.
A special case for cloth, such as in keiko-gi and hakama,
the “Kujira-shaku” is used.
One kujira-shaku is approximately equal to 37.9 centimeters.
A sun being one-tenth of a kujira-shaku, is approximately 3.79 centimeters.
To convert centimeters to kujira-shaku, divide your measurement by 37.9.
For example, 91 centimeters divided by 37.9 equals 2.4, or 2 shaku, 4 sun,
the same as a “24” hakama.
Hakama size is based on an outside leg measurement,
taken from the top of the pelvis at the side, down to the centre of
the most prominent part of the ankle . You can also measure your existing
Hakama measure along the side-seam, from the bottom of the belt-straps down
the side seam, to a point exactly between the center of the rounded bony
protrusion on the outside of your ankle (the malleolus) and the floor.
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