- Nov 4 5:50 PM--- In email@example.com, Jennifer Kobayashi <jhkob@...> wrote:
>On Masako Kinoshita's website, lmbric (loop manipulated braid research
> Original question - is Takadai period.
& 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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