Re: [SCA-JML] Kesho-Mawashi
- In a message dated 6/1/03 11:49:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Just how heavy is mawashi fabric anyway? Especially the nice silk ones.Heavy and thick fabric, I never got to wear one of the silk ones but the
> Is it similar in weight to cotton broadcloth? Bridal satin, or taffetta?
cotton ones looked and felt about like a firehose. heavy cotton canvas. you
have to remember that your going to have large heavy people trying to lift and
tip other large heavy people by this. I would also make them the full 10 yards
long, yes it wraps around most people about 9 times but that is what builds
the mawashi up into a good substantial handhold.
If it was me, I would let people make their own and make up a few extra out
of a white cotton denim or canvas to let anyone that stumbles into it at the
last minute give it a try, also makes for much simpler care.
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