Re: [SCA-JML] Making waraji - heel loops?
- On 7/5/06, Rick Johnson <rikjohnson@...> wrote:
>There were different types of waraji (probably a different type made
> I think that there were different styles of waraji depending on how
> you wanted to tie them to your feet. So I didn't worry about these
> loops and added them as I felt they were needed. Running in zori's
> is a pain but builds strong toes<g> to prevent your zori's from flying
in every village). I've been experimenting with several things.
1) Create a small circle of straw and 'catch' this in the back two
loops when you are finished.
2) Weave the two loops in back together and pull it tight. You may
even want to put something in between the loops so that it keeps it
from pulling to tight (but this should be done by the way the loops
are woven). This is something I've see in dissassembled waraji, but
I'm still not sure I could duplicate it well.
- I am allergic to learning new skills, and have tremendous amounts of
money. OK, I made both of those up. But if one lived in Austin, and
one was disinclined to make one's own waraji, where might one purchase
them? Are there locals who make them?
Kamaitachi no Kansuke
- Noble Cousins!
Greetings from Solveig! Yes, and you see regional variations in hay
Your Humble Servant
- I am the opposite in that I love learning new skills and being Air
Force retired, have no wealth to speak of.
But I was willing to purchase them and found a number of internet
sites where they could be found at around $15-$25 a pair.
The fact that I found that the life-span of the waraji is measured in
a few miles or days is what convinced me to make my own.
Why spend that much for something that would last only one event?
Mo wonder the travelers along the Taikaido would give their worn
sandlas to the poor for fire-tender as they walked.
Rick Johnson, PO Box 40451, Tucson, Az. 85717
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