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21768Re: Shoulder Tie

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  • nindja1ca
    Nov 8, 2006
      The technique (and knot) are known as a tasuke. Sometimes the sageo
      (cord on sword scabbard) was used when no other rope was available.

      Nindja



      --- In sca-jml@yahoogroups.com, Solveig Throndardottir
      <nostrand@...> wrote:
      >
      > Noble Cousin!
      >
      > Greetings from Solveig!
      >
      > >> I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I am a newbie, so
      sorry
      > >> guys. So my question is what are those ties that you see
      samurai wear
      > >> that go over their shoulders and cross on the back, I am
      guessing
      > >> that
      > >> they are to tie up the sleves of the kamono when they duel, but
      what
      > >> are they called, what are they made of and how do they tie them?
      >
      > In case it isn't obvious from the picture, the things are simply
      > white cloth tubes. You can make one (it is just like most other
      himo)
      > by folding over a strip of cloth, sewing it together, and then
      > turning it inside out. Basically, there is absolutely nothing
      special
      > about them.
      >
      > Your Humble Servant
      > Solveig Throdnardottir
      > Amateur Scholar
      >
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