On Thu, 6 Apr 2000 bambooni@...
> Hey everybody,
> I have a question. What kind of straps go on geta. Is it braided
> I was down in my shop the other night playing around and I made a pair of
> geta. Since I've never seen a pair in person they look pretty bad. But it led
> me to the question,,,anybody got any suggestions???
It seems that the most common, IIRC, is using some sort of material
(probably silk, I don't know for sure) or I have seen some with just straw
ropes. The latter were definitely modern, however, and I don't know if
that would have been used in period.
Out of curiousity, how did you make them? At one museum here I saw an
explanation on how to make them out of a single block of wood. You ended
up with the first cut about 1/3 into the wood, then cut down, across 1/6,
up, across 1/6, down, and then 1/3 acrooss and they came out
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Something like this, although I can't show it well.
Oops. gotta run.