L-M BRIC News Illustrated Instruction Series:Kute-uchi     03-31-2004 ©
L-M Braiding Research & Information Center / Masako Kinoshita
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  1. Kinoshita, M., Study of archaic braiding techniques in Japan, Kyoto: Kyoto Shoin, 1994.
  2. See L-M BRIC News No. 2, the method used by Cuna Indians in Panama. Also see the News No. 3, that used by the Paw Karen People of Thai. For beating devices, see also L-M BRIC News No. 6, p. 5.
  3. Sober, F., private latter to Noemi Speiser, 1987.
  4. See L-M BRIC News No. 6, p. 5. Kanitz, F. P., 'Reise in Süd-Serbien und Nord-Bulgarien, 1864', Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, Philosophische, p.66. Description de L'Egypte, Publiée les ordres de Nopoleon Bonaparte, Köln, Taschen, 1997, p. 699.
  5. The color effect produced by periodically exchanging two-color loops (loops of which two shanks have colors different to each other) is characteristic to the l-m technique and seen commonly in cultures where the technique is used. Conversely, you can safely assume that the l-m is used wherever braids with this particular color effect are found.