24729RE: [SCA-JML] kumihimo
- Nov 4, 2008Original question - is Takadai period.
--- On Mon, 11/3/08, Deb Strub <tsuruko@...> wrote:
> I am reasonably sure that it is. I've seen reproductions of Nara and
> Heian braids that have such a large number of bobbins that they had to
> have been done on the takadai. I can't seem to find the book that's in
> but if/when I find it I'll let you know.
Please bear with me; this is not my area of expertise, but something I am interested in. I am not aware that number of bobbins is indicative that it has to have been done on a takadai:
For instance here:
(scroll to history section)
is a reproduction of a 14th century braid: the 14th century braid was originally _finger loop braided_ by two people, but the _modern reproduction_ was braided on a takadai using 56 bobbins.
Also that a karakumidai - which appears to be documentable to Heian times, would allow a large number of bobbins as well although not as many patterns as a takadai.
If you have more/other information, I would be delighted to be enlightened. Thank you for your attention,
Ki no Izumi
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