13239Re: Armor Lacing Braid
- Feb 25, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Andrew Leitch" <kinder@w...> wrote:
> I've noticed from a number of pictures I've seen on the net that people
> usually use only one colour braid to do their lacing. From memory
> of Anthony Bryant's Offsprey books, the lacing on the pauldrons (can'tI for one have never used a single color for a single armour. My first
> remember the Japanese name) were occassionally a mixture of colours to
> denote I guess, some kind of heraldic differences for clan and ranking.
> Has anyone been game enough to try doing something like this? Or is the
> cost of lacing simply too prohibitive?
> - Andre
armour was a domaru with white, cream, tan, and brown lace. My current
go-mai-do has orange, green, and brown.
As far as I know, the colors are simply esthetic with the caveat that
multiple colors and complex patterns would be costlier and thus a
de-facto indicator of rank.
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