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24730Re: kumihimo

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  • luannesews2001
    Nov 4 5:50 PM
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      --- In sca-jml@yahoogroups.com, Jennifer Kobayashi <jhkob@...> wrote:
      > Original question - is Takadai period.

      On Masako Kinoshita's website, lmbric (loop manipulated braid research
      & information center) she gives the opinion, based on dissecting extant
      braids and counting the number of strands, as well as looking at the
      structure that a lot of early braids were made by multiple braiders
      using handlooping rather than with any sort of stand and bobbin
      system. She said the same thing at the Kyoto kumihimo conference last
      year and that the research on how it was done was ongoing.

      Karakumidai, which uses much lighter bobbins and finger-tensioning
      makes a very different braid structure, basically they are wide, flat
      braids. I don't think you could use a karakumidai to make the sort of
      double braid you can make on a takadai.

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