relating to the L-M BRAIDING TECHNIQUE

The 17th-c. pattern books:

  • “Anonyma I,” V+A Library L 1012. 1938. The second quarter of the 17rh c.
  • “Anonyma II,” V+A Library, 86 FF 4.
  • “Anonyma III,” British Library Additional, MS 6293, 1650.
  • “Bindloss,” standish Family Papers D/D St. Bundle C2-1, the Wigan Record Office, Town Hall, Leigh, Lancashire.
  • “Conoisseur,” V+A London: Textile Dept. T313-1960, circa 1600.
  • “Chicago,” Art Institute Chicago, No. 1917.261, about 1630.
  • “Lansdown Roll,” British Library 22, LR Box.
  • “Lucie Glover,” MMA, mm30373/5796, 1655.
  • “Phelitia Millward,” Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA), NY mm30373/5796, 1654.

Contemporary References

  • Alarcao, T. & Seabra, J., Imagens em Paramentos bordados, seculos XIV a XVI = Images in paramento embroideries, the XIVth to XVIth centuries, 1993. (No. 4)
  • Bel, A. & P. Ricard, Le travail de la laine a Tlemcen, Alger, 1913.
  • Benns, Elizageth, ‘Set on Yowre Hondys,’ Medieval Clothing & Textiles 3, Boydell, 2007.
  • Benns, Elizabeth & Barrette, Gina, Tak V Bowes Departed; a 15th Century Manual Examined, Soper Lane, 2005.
  • Bernel, Susan S., ‘Slentre Braiding,’ Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot,v. 9 no. 2, Spring 1978, .
  • Cardale-Schrimpff, Marianne, ‘The Techniques of Handweaving and Allied Arts in Colombia,’ (Ph. D. diss., Oxford University, 1972. (No. 2)
  • Carey, Jacqui, ed., Braids & Beyond: A Broad Look at Narrow Wares, Ottery St. Mary, Carey Co., 2003.
  • Carey, Jacqui, Samurai Undressed, Ottery St. Mary, Carey Co., 1995.
  • Crocker, Gigi and Glover, Bonnie, ‘An Omani Braiding Technique for Camel Reins,’ The Journal of Oman Studies, 5, 1979.
  • Crowfoot, E., and Pritchard, K. S., Textiles and Clothing c. 1150-c. 1450: Medieval finds from Excavations in London, Museum of London, HMSO: London, 1992. (No. 3)
  • Dombrowsky, Gisela, ‘Ueber eine besondere Form textiler Randverzierung in Turkestan’, Baesseler Archiv, NF XXXLV, 1976. (No. 5)
  • Dussan de Reichel, Alicia, ‘La Mochila de Fique,’ Revista colombiana de folclor, v. 2, no. 4, 1960.
  • Dyer, Anne, Purse Strings Unravelled: Serious Look at Our Loopy Ancestors,: Craven Arms: Anne Dyer, 1997. (No. 4)
  • Estham, I. and Speiser, N., ‘A Loop-Braided Lace Insertion on a Late Medieval Sudary in Uppsala Cathedral,’ CIETA Bulletin 74, 1997. (No. 1, 4)
  • Excavation in medieval Southampton, 1953-1969. Colin Platt, ed. and others, Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1975.
  • Froubein, Eberhart, Romanze der Kleidund, Berlin, Gutenberg, 1942. (No. 1)
  • Gudjonsson, Elsa, E., ‘Icelandic Loop-Braided Bands: Krilud Bond, Bulletin de Liaison du CIETA 49, 1975.
  • Hald, Margrethe, Flettede Baand og Snore, Gildendal, 1975.
  • “Harley”, The British Library MS Harley 2320, dated as very ealy 15th c. by E. G. Stanley. an English record on the L-M technique.
  • Johansen, K. with J. Boutrup. ‘L-M braids found in the Royal Danish Collection at Rosenborg Castle, Copenhagen,’ L-M BRIC News No. 6, April 9, 2003.
  • Kanomi, T., Shinwa no Hitobito = People of Myth, Kyoto: Shikosha, 1991. (No. 3)
  • Keeler, Floyd E., Cuna Indian art: the culture and craft of Panama’s San Blas Islanders, New York, Exposition Press, 1969. (No. 2)
  • Kinoshita, Masako, ‘Braids on Early Japanese Banners,’ Sacred and Ceremonial Textiles, Proceedings of the Fifth Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America Inc., 1997. (No. 5)
  • Kinoshita, Masako, ‘Japanese Silk Braids to Make,’ Piecework, January/February, 1995.
  • Kinoshita, Masako, ‘On Construction Method of a Lacy Silk Fabric Fragment from Tomb No. 1 at Ta-bou-tai Excavation Site (1974),’ Journal of International Association of Costume, no. 15, 1999.
  • Kinoshita, Masako, ‘Kute-uchi: A Pre-Edo Technique of Making Lacing and Braids for Japanese Armor’, Journal of International Association of Costume, no. 11, 1995.
  • Kinoshita, M., Study of Archaic Braiding Techniques in Japan =Nihon Kumihimo Ko Giho no Kenkyu, Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin, 1994.
  • Lebedeva, N. I., ‘Priadenie i tkachestvo vostochnykh slavian v. XIX-nachel xx v.,’ Trudy Instituta Etnografii im. N. N. Mikluho-Makalaia n. s., 31, 1956.
  • Li, Hui-Ch’uan, Yun-nan Li chia Shan Chinc tung chi = Bronze wares from Li Family Mountain of Yun-nan, Kun-ming, 1995. ISBN 7-222-01412-8. (No. 1, 3)
  • ‘Lindwurm portlein, das,’ the 15th c., Library of the University of Heidelberg.
  • L\pez Osorin, Mario A., Trenzas Gauchas Sequido de el cuarto de la sogas y al trando, Buenos Aires, El Ateneo, 1943. One recipe for UO no. 2 on pps. 56-57.
  • Matsumoto, Kaneo, with Imanaga, Seijiro, ‘Kumihimo,’ Nihon no Bijutsu, no. 308, 1992.
  • Michaels-Paque, Joan, A Creative and Conceptual Analysis of Textiles, Private Publication, 1979.
  • Office of Shosoin, Shosoin no Kumihimo = Braids in the Shoso-in, Tokyo; Heibonsha, 1973. (No. 5)
  • Roth, Walter, ‘An Introductory Study of Arts, Craft and Customs of the Guiana Indians,’ Report, US Bureau of American Ethnology, no. 38, 1916.
  • Schmedding, B., Mittelalteriche Textilien in Kloesten und Kuerchen der Schweiz, p. 269-288, Abegg Stiftung, 1978.
  • Schvindt, Theodor, Finische Ornamente, Helsinki, 1903.
  • Sirelius, U. T. Suomen Kansanomaista Kulturia,: Esineellisen Kansatieteen Tuloksia II, Helsingfors, 1921.
  • Sober, F., Randenen koordjes, Tongeren Basiliek O.-L. Vrouw Geboorte 1998, pps. 90-100.
  • Speiser, N., Loop-Manipulation Braiding, Basic Instructions, Leicester, Jenny Parry, 2002.
  • Speiser, N., The Manual of Braiding, private pub., 2nd ed., 1983. (No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
  • Speiser, Noemi, Old English Pattern Books for Loop Braiding,Arboldswil: Privately published, 2000.
  • Speiser, N., Seventeenth Century Pattern Books, Bulletin de Liaison du CIETA 50, 1979-II.
  • Speiser, N., ‘Unusual Braids Produced by Loop-Manipulation,’The Weaver’s Journal, v. X, no. 1, 1985.
  • Stroemberg, Elisabeth, ‘Fyrkantiga snodder,’ Rig, 33-36, 1950.
  • Swales, Lois & Blatt, H. B., ‘Tiny Textiles Hidden in Books; Toward a Categolization of Multiple-Strand Bookmarkers,’Medieval Clothing and Textiles 3, Boydell, 2007.
  • Swales, Lois; Williams, Zoe Kuhn, Fingerloop Braids (The Compleat Anachronist #108), Falls Church: The Society for Creative Anachronism, 2000. (No. 5)
  • Tollemache book of Secrets, in posessionn of the Tollemache family.
  • Tollemache book of Secrets, faxcimile reproduction of the original, with introduction and transcription by Prof. J. Griffith, the Roxburgh Club of Antiques, 1997.
  • “Tollemache Treatise on the Making of Laces”, in “Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Russel Hope Robbins, London: 1974, commented transcription by E.G, Stanley.
  • Wunderlich, Werner, Weibsbilder al Fresco: Kulturgeschichtlicher Hintergrund und literarische Tradition der Wandbilder im Konstanzer Haus “Zur Kunkel”, Konstanz: Verlag Stadler Konstanz, 1996.

Graphic Materials

  • Chitose no Ubugi = Chitose’s Baby Dress (a Painted Scroll), ca. 1600, Chester Beatty Collection, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Description de l’Egypte / publiee par les orders de Napoleon Bonaparte ; [conception and text Gilles Neret; English translation: Chris Miller; German tarnslation: Bettina Blumenberg], K?ln: T?schen, 1997. (No. 6)
  • Fabric Fragments from the Ancient to the late Middle Ages, and various Brocades: Taiyo Series Dyes and Weaves, Ed. Tomoyuki Yamanobe, 1977 Spring.
  • Five Modes of Kumihimo, ca. 1934, Adachi Kumihimo Museum, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Folding Screen of Artisans Illustrated, Suntory Museum, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Folding Screen of Artisans Illustrated at Kita’in Temple, Tokyo, Azuma Shuppan, 1979.
  • Fujita, Shozaburo, ‘KUMIHIMO, where Utility and Aesthetics Intersect, Special Issue,’ Ed., Tomoyuki Yamanobe, Photo, Kobayashi, Nagomi, 1984, no. 6.
  • Hishikawa, Moronobu, Illustrated Poetry Matches of Japanese Artisans, 1685.
  • Illustrated Artisans, Nakajima Family.
  • Illustrated Artisans Scroll, Yanagi Family.
  • ‘Illustrated Customs of Artisans,’ Japanese Peoples’ Historical Materials Collection, vol. 30, Tokyo: San’ichi Shobo.
  • Indian gold braider, American Fabrics, No. 10, 1949. (No. 1)
  • Kaibara, Ekiken, Treasure Chest of Women’s know-how, 1716.
  • Kaiko, Takeshi, Photo by Takeshi Kimura, ‘Give Us Wider Skies,’ Asahi Weekly, Nov. 1980, no. 23, p. 101.
  • Kano, Yoshinobu (d. 1640), Folding Screen of Artisans Illustrated at Kita’in Temple, Kita’in Temple, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama-ken, Japan.
  • Seventy-one Pairs of Artisan Poetry Match, Painted Scroll, the 1657 copy by Hakuseki Arai, Imperial Household Agency, Books and Mausoleum Section, Tokyo.
  • Seventy-one Pairs of Artisan Poetry Match, Painted Scroll,Meireki 3 (1657) publication.
  • Seventy-one Pairs of Artisan Poetry Match, Illustrated Artisans, Colored Illustrations of Artisans Classified Science Classics Library of the Edo Period, v. 6), Tokyo: Kowa Shuppan, 1977.
  • Tachibana, Minko, Colored Illustrations of Artisans Classified,1770.
  • Zahortiga, Nicolas, att., ‘Historia de la Virgen Maria (Story of the Virgin Mary),’ 1465, Iglesia de Santa Maria de Tarazona, Borja, Zaragoza, Spain.

The majority of old Japanese illustrated materials listed above can be found in Japanese Peoples’ Historical Materials Collection, vol. 30, Tokyo: San’ichi Shobo.

Compiled by Masako Kinoshita, 2002, revised 2004, 2005. ©
L-M BRIC NEWS © 2002, revised 2004, 2005

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