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 BRIDGEILn2fig2

a b c d RN
OP thr ov thr opn

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

a b c d RN
OP thr ov updn opn

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)

a b c d RN
OP updn updn cr

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

a b c (d) RN
OP thr thr (thr) cr

Fig. 4 Burial String TYPE II of Cuna Indian in Colombia.

a b c d RN
OP updn thr opn

This braid is a combination of two 4-ridge flat braids.ILn2fig4

Fig. 5a. UO No. 1 using method #1

a b c d RN
OP thr ov opn

Two- and 4-ridge braids are combined by the middle two ridges of the latter.ILn2fig5

Fig. 5b. UO No. 1 using method #2

a b c d OP
opn thr ov rd

Fig. 6a. Proposed procedure for the closure string of a jacket of the Khanty tribe of Siberia: Method #1 by Kinoshita.

a b c d RN
OP ov thr opn

Two- and 4-ridge braids are combined by the selvage ridges.

Note the difference from the braid in Fig. 4b.ILn2fig6

Fig. 6b. The Method #2 procedure to make the Khanty braid proposed by M. Kinoshita.

a b c d Rd
opn ov thr OP

L-M BRIC News is totally self-supported publication by the Loop-Manipulation Braiding Research and Information Center founded by Masako Kinoshita to promote the study of L-M braiding. The Hardcopy version is distributed free of charge. Donations from interested readers, however, are welcome.

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