Karada simply means "body" in Japanese, and this diamond shaped weave is often erroneously called a tortoise shell.
kikkou - literally means tortoise.
Kikkou is a design style in fabric weaving. This term has been used
incorrectly in a number of places on the internet and in print to refer to
a body weave tie sometimes called a karada. It is not. Up until a few years
ago, I had not heard Kikkou being used for a Karada. The Kikkou design is
a six sided shape found on the tortoise shell, which is recreated with rope
on the body. It is not a simple diamond body weave as in a
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