ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTION SERIES: No. 2
Braids with an unorthodox pattern
used among the Kunas in Colombia and Panama,
and the Khantys in Siberia
This page specifically deals with the braids appearing in Issue No. 2.
General instructions are giving on the ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTION page.
Fig. 2a. Assumed procedure (1) for the 7-LOOP SPIRIT BRIDGE
This braid is a combination of a 2-ridge flat braid (2-eye track, better known as pigtail braid) and a 6-ridge flat braid (6-eye track) as shown.Fig. 2b. Assumed procedure (2) for the 7-LOOP SPIRIT BRIDGE
This braid is a combination of two 4-ridge flat braids (4-eye tracks).
Fig. 3a. Burial String TYPE I of Cuna Indian in Colombia. (5-loop square braid)
This braid is a combination of S and Z helixes (one-eye track). A typical square braid.Fig. 3b. The Method #1 procedure seen more often for the square braid
Fig. 4 Burial String TYPE II of Cuna Indian in Colombia.
Fig. 5a. UO No. 1 using method #1
Fig. 5b. UO No. 1 using method #2
Fig. 6a. Proposed procedure for the closure string of a jacket of the Khanty tribe of Siberia: Method #1 by Kinoshita.
Fig. 6b. The Method #2 procedure to make the Khanty braid proposed by M. Kinoshita.
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