L-M BRIC NEWS ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTION SERIES No. 2            1999 © revised 2002, 2006

L-M Braiding Research & Information Center / Masako Kinoshita, Editor

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ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTION SERIES: No. 2

Braids with an unorthodox pattern
used among the Kunas in Colombia and Panama,
and the Khantys in Siberia


This page specifially deals with the braids appearing in Issue No. 2.

General instructions are given in the ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTION page.
 
 

Fig. 2a. Assumed procedure (1) for the 7-LOOP SPIRIT BRIDGE

7-loop spirit bridge

 
a
b
c
d
RN
OP thr ov thr opn
This braid is a combination of a 2-ridge flat braid (2-eye track, better known as pigtail braid) and a 6-ridge flat braid (6-eye track) as shown.


Fig. 2b. Assumed procedure (2) for the 7-LOOP SPIRIT BRIDGE

 
a
b
c
d
RN
OP thr ov updn opn
This braid is a combination of two 4-ridge flat braids (4-eye tracks). Fig. 3a. Burial String TYPE I of Cuna Indian in Colombia. (5-loop square braid)

 
a
b
c
d
RN
OP updn updn - cr
This braid is a combination of S and Z helixes (one-eye track). A typical square braid.   Fig. 3b. The Method #1 procedure seen more often for the square braid  
a
b
c
(d) RN
OP thr thr (thr) cr
 
 

Fig. 4 Burial String TYPE II of Cuna Indian in Colombia.  
a
b
c
d
RN
OP updn thr - opn
This braid is a combination of two 4-ridge flat braids.
 
 
 
 

Fig. 5a. UO No. 1 using method #1

UO No. 1

 
a
b
c
d
RN
OP thr ov - opn
Two- and 4-ridge braids are combined by the middle two ridges of the latter.
 

Fig. 5b. UO No. 1 using method #2

 
a
b
c
d
OP
- opn thr ov rd

 

Fig. 6a. Proposed procedure for the closure string of a jacket of the Khanty tribe of Siberia: Method #1 by Kinoshita.

string for the Khanty jacket

 
a
b
c
d
RN
OP ov thr - opn
Two- and 4-ridge braids are combined by the selvage ridges.

Note the difference from the braid in Fig. 4b.


 

Fig. 6b. The Method #2 procedure to make the Khanty braid proposed by M. Kinoshita.

 
a
b
c
d
Rd
- opn ov thr OP

 

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