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Owen 250

Braids
250 Patterns from Japan, Peru & Beyond

by Rodrick Owen (UK)

1995, U.S. edition published by Interweave Press, Inc. (USA)
ISBN 1-883010-06-3
Hard cover, about 159 pages
Soft cover edition (different publisher) is available from multiple sources

For the marudai, disk/plate
In English

A very inventive way of categorizing and differentiating braids.

This book has been published with other names:
"The Big Book of Sling and Rope Braids: Patterns for Over 250 Braids"
and possibly "The Big Book of Braids."

56 different braid categories, ranging from four to thirty-one tama. A
good number of the braids are Peruvian. Japanese braids are not always
identified by their Japanese names. The count of 250 braids includes
different color setups, expanding the number of elements, and/or manipulating
the sequence of movements in each category.

Most braids have instructions for both the marudai and "card." This book was
written before the use of today's foam disks became widespread, and the card
instructions are specific to homemade cards with certain shapes and slot
configurations. If you wish to use a standard 32-slot foam disk, you will
need to adapt the instructions to the disk's slot numbers.

Braids may appear twice in the list below; once for "disk," and again for the
marudai. Braids noted as variations only because the color setup is different
are not individually listed here.

Braids in this book:

Seq Braid Elements Shape Dai Look-Up Name Family
1 4-Strand Round Braid 1.1-1.3 4 round marudai Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi) Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
1 4-Strand Round Braid 1.1-1.3 4 round disk Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi) Maru Yotsu (Yotsu Gumi)
2 4-Strand Flat Braid (No. 1) 4 flat marudai Hira Yatsu X 4 tbd
2 4-Strand Flat Braid (No. 1) 4 flat disk Hira Yatsu X 4 tbd
3 4-Strand Flat Braid (No. 2) 4 flat marudai tbd tbd
3 4-Strand Flat Braid (No. 2) 4 flat disk tbd tbd
4 8-Strand Square Braid 4.1-4.3 8 square marudai Square 8 tbd
4 8-Strand Square Braid 4.1-4.3 8 square disk Square 8 tbd
5 8-Strand Chevron Braid 8 round marudai tbd tbd
5 8-Strand Chevron Braid 8 round disk tbd tbd
6 8-Strand Round Braid with Linked Diamonds 8 round marudai Linked Diamond 8 tbd
6 8-Strand Round Braid with Linked Diamonds 8 round disk Linked Diamond 8 tbd
7 8-Strand Braid 7.1-7.5 8 round marudai Diamond 8 tbd
7 8-Strand Braid 7.1-7.5 8 round disk tbd Diamond 8
8 8-Strand Square Braid 8.1-8.4 8 square marudai tbd tbd
8 8-Strand Square Braid 8.1-8.4 8 square disk tbd tbd
9 8-Strand Square Braid 9.1-9.3 8 square marudai Kusari Kaku Yatsu tbd
9 8-Strand Square Braid 9.1-9.3 8 square disk Kusari Kaku Yatsu tbd
10 8-Strand Round (Square?) Braid 10.1-10.6 8 square marudai Kaku Yatsu tbd
10 8-Strand Round (Square?) Braid 10.1-10.6 8 square disk Kaku Yatsu tbd
11.1 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.1-11.4 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
11.1 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.1-11.4 8 round disk Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
11.5 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.5-11.7 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Kawari Edo Yatsu
11.5 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.5-11.7 8 round disk Edo Yatsu Kawari Edo Yatsu
11.8 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.8-11.10 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Uneri Edo Yatsu
11.8 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.8-11.10 8 round disk Edo Yatsu Uneri Edo Yatsu
11.11 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.11-11.13 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Edo Yatsu
11.14 8-Strand Hollow Braid 11.14-11.16 8 round marudai Edo Yatsu Kawari Edo Yatsu
12 8-Strand Flat Braid 12.1-12.3 8 flat marudai Kawari Kara Yatsu tbd
12 8-Strand Flat Braid 12.1-12.3 8 flat disk Kawari Kara Yatsu tbd
13 8-Strand Flat Braid 13.1-13.4 8 flat marudai Kara Yatsu Variation tbd
13 8-Strand Flat Braid 13.1-13.4 8 flat disk Kara Yatsu Variation tbd
14 8-Strand Flat Braid 14.1-14.4 8 flat marudai Kara Yatsu tbd
14 8-Strand Flat Braid 14.1-14.4 8 flat disk Kara Yatsu tbd
15 8-Strand Flat Braid 15.1-15.3 8 flat marudai Yatsu Se tbd
15 8-Strand Flat Braid 15.1-15.3 8 flat disk Yatsu Se tbd
16 8-Strand Flat Braid 16.1-16.2 8 flat marudai Hira Yatsu X tbd
16 8-Strand Flat Braid 16.1-16.2 8 flat disk Hira Yatsu X tbd
17 16-strand Braid 17.1-17.16 16 round marudai Vertical Stripe A 16 tbd
17 16-strand Braid 17.1-17.16 16 round disk Vertical Stripe A 16 tbd
18 16-strand Braid 18.1-18.12 16 round marudai Chevron 16 Chevron 16
18 16-strand Braid 18.1-18.12 16 round disk Chevron 16 Chevron 16
19.1 16-strand Braid 19.1-19.4 16 round marudai Diamond 16 Diamond 16
19.1 16-strand Braid 19.1-19.4 16 round disk Diamond 16 Diamond 16
19.5 16-strand Braid 19.5 16 round marudai Wavy Lines and Hooks 16 Diamond 16
19.5 16-strand Braid 19.5 16 round disk Wavy Lines and Hooks 16 Diamond 16
20.1 16-strand Braid 20.1 16 round marudai Vertical Diamond and Fret 16 Diamond 16
20.1 16-strand Braid 20.1 16 round disk Vertical Diamond and Fret 16 Diamond 16
20.2 16-strand Braid 20.2 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
20.2 16-strand Braid 20.2 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
20.3 16-strand Braid 20.3 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
20.3 16-strand Braid 20.3 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
20.4 16-strand Braid 20.4 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
20.4 16-strand Braid 20.4 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
21.1 16-strand Braid 21.1 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
21.1 16-strand Braid 21.1 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
21.2 16-strand Braid 21.2 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
21.2 16-strand Braid 21.2 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
21.3 16-strand Braid 21.3 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
21.3 16-strand Braid 21.3 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
22.1 16-strand Braid 22.1 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
22.1 16-strand Braid 22.1 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
22.2 16-strand Braid 22.2 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
22.2 16-strand Braid 22.2 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
22.3 16-strand Braid 22.3 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.1 16-strand Braid 23.1 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
22.3 16-strand Braid 23.1 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.1 16-strand Braid 23.1 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.2 16-strand Braid 23.2 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.2 16-strand Braid 23.2 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.3 16-strand Braid 23.3 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.3 16-strand Braid 23.3 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.4 16-strand Braid 23.4 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
22.3 16-strand Braid 23.4 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.5 16-strand Braid 23.5 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.5 16-strand Braid 23.5 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.6 16-strand Braid 23.6 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.6 16-strand Braid 23.6 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.7 16-strand Braid 23.7 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.7 16-strand Braid 23.7 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.8 16-strand Braid 23.8 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.8 16-strand Braid 23.8 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.9 16-strand Braid 23.9 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.9 16-strand Braid 23.9 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
23.10 16-strand Braid 23.10 16 round marudai tbd Diamond 16
23.10 16-strand Braid 23.10 16 round disk tbd Diamond 16
24.1 16-strand Braid 24.1 16 round marudai tbd Chevron 16
24.1 16-strand Braid 24.1 16 round disk tbd Chevron 16
24.2 16-strand Braid 24.2 16 round marudai tbd Chevron 16
24.2 16-strand Braid 24.2 16 round disk tbd Chevron 16
24.3 16-strand Braid 24.3 16 round marudai tbd Chevron 16
24.3 16-strand Braid 24.3 16 round disk tbd Chevron 16
24.4 16-strand Braid 24.4 16 round marudai tbd Chevron 16
24.4 16-strand Braid 24.4 16 round disk tbd Chevron 16
24.5 16-strand Braid 24.5 16 round marudai tbd Chevron 16
24.5 16-strand Braid 24.5 16 round disk tbd Chevron 16
25.1 16-strand Braid 25.1 16 round marudai tbd tbd
25.1 16-strand Braid 25.1 16 round disk tbd tbd
25.2 16-strand Braid 25.2 16 round marudai tbd tbd
25.2 16-strand Braid 25.2 16 round disk tbd tbd
25.3 16-strand Braid 25.3 16 round marudai tbd tbd
25.3 16-strand Braid 25.3 16 round disk tbd tbd
25.4 16-strand Braid 25.4 16 round marudai tbd tbd
25.4 16-strand Braid 25.4 16 round disk tbd tbd
25.5 16-strand Braid 25.5 16 round disk tbd tbd
25.5 16-strand Braid 25.5 16 round disk tbd tbd
26.1 16-strand Braid 26.1-26.3 16 round marudai Spiral Z 16 Kongoh Andes Z 16
26.1 16-strand Braid 26.1-26.3 16 round disk Spiral Z 16 Kongoh Andes Z 16
26.4 16-strand Braid 26.4 16 round marudai Spiral Zigzag 16 Kongoh Andes Kaeshi 16
26.4 16-strand Braid 26.4 16 round disk Spiral Zigzag 16 Kongoh Andes Kaeshi 16
27 16-strand Braid 27.1-27.4 16 square marudai tbd tbd
27 16-strand Braid 27.1-27.4 16 square disk tbd tbd
28 16-strand Braid 28.1-28.4 16 round marudai tbd tbd
28 16-strand Braid 28.1-28.4 16 round disk tbd tbd
29 16-strand Braid 29.1-29.4 16 square marudai tbd tbd
29 16-strand Braid 29.1-29.4 16 square disk tbd tbd
30 16-strand Braid 30.1-30.12 16 round marudai Maru Genji Maru Genji
30 16-strand Braid 30.1-30.12 16 round disk Maru Genji Maru Genji
31 24-strand Spiral Braid 31.1-31.12 24 flat spiral marudai Ridged Spiral Z Variation 24 Ridged Spiral
31 24-strand Spiral Braid 31.1-31.12 24 flat spiral disk Ridged Spiral Z Variation 24 Ridged Spiral
32 24-strand Flat Braid 32.1-32.12 24 flat marudai Thick Flat Chevron tbd
32 24-strand Flat Braid 32.1-32.12 24 flat disk Thick Flat Chevron tbd
33.1 24-strand Flat Braid 33.1-33.4 24 flat marudai Thick Flat Diamond A tbd
33.1 24-strand Flat Braid 33.1-33.4 24 flat disk Thick Flat Diamond A tbd
33.5 24-strand Flat Braid 33.5 24 flat marudai Thick Flat Diamond A Variation tbd
33.5 24-strand Flat Braid 33.5 24 flat disk Thick Flat Diamond A Variation tbd
34.1 24-strand Flat Braid 34.1 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
34.1 24-strand Flat Braid 34.1 24 flat disk tbd tbd
34.2 24-strand Flat Braid 34.2 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
34.2 24-strand Flat Braid 34.2 24 flat disk tbd tbd
34.3 24-strand Flat Braid 34.3 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
34.3 24-strand Flat Braid 34.3 24 flat disk tbd tbd
34.4 24-strand Flat Braid 34.4 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
34.4 24-strand Flat Braid 34.4 24 flat disk tbd tbd
35.1 24-strand Flat Braid 35.1 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
35.1 24-strand Flat Braid 35.1 24 flat disk tbd tbd
35.2 24-strand Flat Braid 35.2 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
35.2 24-strand Flat Braid 35.2 24 flat disk tbd tbd
35.3 24-strand Flat Braid 35.3 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
35.3 24-strand Flat Braid 35.3 24 flat disk tbd tbd
36.1 24-strand Flat Braid 36.1 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
36.1 24-strand Flat Braid 36.1 24 flat disk tbd tbd
36.2 24-strand Flat Braid 36.2 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
36.2 24-strand Flat Braid 36.2 24 flat disk tbd tbd
36.3 24-strand Flat Braid 36.3 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
36.3 24-strand Flat Braid 36.3 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.1 24-strand Flat Braid 37.1 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.1 24-strand Flat Braid 37.1 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.2 24-strand Flat Braid 37.2 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.2 24-strand Flat Braid 37.2 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.3 24-strand Flat Braid 37.3 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.3 24-strand Flat Braid 37.3 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.4 24-strand Flat Braid 37.4 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.4 24-strand Flat Braid 37.4 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.5 24-strand Flat Braid 37.5 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.5 24-strand Flat Braid 37.5 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.6 24-strand Flat Braid 37.6 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.6 24-strand Flat Braid 37.6 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.7 24-strand Flat Braid 37.7 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.7 24-strand Flat Braid 37.7 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.8 24-strand Flat Braid 37.8 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.8 24-strand Flat Braid 37.8 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.9 24-strand Flat Braid 37.9 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.9 24-strand Flat Braid 37.9 24 flat disk tbd tbd
37.10 24-strand Flat Braid 37.10 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
37.10 24-strand Flat Braid 37.10 24 flat disk tbd tbd
38 24-strand Flat Braid 38.1-38.11 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
38 24-strand Flat Braid 38.1-38.11 24 flat disk tbd tbd
39 24-strand Flat Braid 39.1-39.6 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
39 24-strand Flat Braid 39.1-39.6 24 flat disk tbd tbd
40 24-strand Flat Braid 40.1-40.3 24 flat marudai tbd tbd
40 24-strand Flat Braid 40.1-40.3 24 flat disk tbd tbd
41.1 20-strand Flat Braid 41.1 20 flat marudai tbd tbd
41.1 20-strand Flat Braid 41.1 20 flat disk tbd tbd
41.2 20-strand Flat Braid 41.2 20 flat marudai tbd tbd
41.2 20-strand Flat Braid 41.2 20 flat disk tbd tbd
41.3 20-strand Flat Braid 41.3 20 flat marudai tbd tbd
41.3 20-strand Flat Braid 41.3 20 flat disk tbd tbd
41.4 20-strand Flat Braid 41.4 20 flat marudai tbd tbd
41.4 20-strand Flat Braid 41.4 20 flat disk tbd tbd
42.1 16-strand Flat Braid 42.1 16 flat marudai tbd tbd
42.1 16-strand Flat Braid 42.1 16 flat disk tbd tbd
42.2 16-strand Flat Braid 42.2 16 flat marudai tbd tbd
42.2 16-strand Flat Braid 42.2 16 flat disk tbd tbd
42.3 16-strand Flat Braid 42.3 16 flat marudai tbd tbd
42.3 16-strand Flat Braid 42.3 16 flat disk tbd tbd
42.4 16-strand Flat Braid 42.4 16 flat marudai tbd tbd
42.4 16-strand Flat Braid 42.4 16 flat disk tbd tbd
42.5 16-strand Flat Braid 42.5-42.6 16 flat marudai tbd tbd
42.5 16-strand Flat Braid 42.5-42.6 16 flat disk tbd tbd
43 16-strand Flat Braid 43 16 flat marudai tbd tbd
43 16-strand Flat Braid 43 16 flat disk tbd tbd
44 8-strand Spiral 44 8 round marudai Kongoh Z Kongoh
45 16-strand Spiral 45.1-45.12 16 round marudai Kongoh Z 16 Kongoh
46.1 Ridged Spiral 46.1 6 round marudai Kongoh Z 6 Variation Kongoh
46.2 Ridged Spiral 46.2 8 round marudai Kongoh Z 8 Variation Kongoh
46.3 Ridged Spiral 46.3 10 round marudai Kongoh Z 10 Variation 1 Kongoh
46.4 Ridged Spiral 46.4 10 round marudai Kongoh Z 10 Variation 2 Kongoh
46.5 Ridged Spiral 46.5 12 round marudai Kongoh Z 12 Variation Kongoh
46.6 Ridged Spiral 46.1 6 14 round marudai Kongoh Z 14 Variation 1 Kongoh
46.7 Ridged Spiral 46.7 14 round marudai Kongoh Z 14 Variation 2 Kongoh
46.8 Ridged Spiral 46.8 16 round marudai Kongoh Z 16 Variation 2 Kongoh
46.9 Ridged Spiral 46.9 18 round marudai Kongoh Z 18 Variation Kongoh
47.1 Ridged Spiral with Core 47.1 10 round marudai Kongoh Z 10 Variation 1 Kongoh
47.2 Ridged Spiral with Core 47.2 16 round marudai Kongoh Z 16 Variation Kongoh
48 Reversing the Spiral 16 round marudai Kongoh Kaeshi 16 Kongoh
48 Reversing the Spiral 16 round disk Kongoh Kaeshi 16 Kongoh
49 16-strand Hollow Braid 49.1-49.4 16 round marudai Naiki tbd
49 16-strand Hollow Braid 49.1-49.4 16 round disk Naiki tbd
50.1 16-strand Hollow Braid 50.1-50.4 16 round marudai Maru Kara tbd
50.1 16-strand Hollow Braid 50.1-50.4 16 round disk Maru Kara tbd
50.5 16-strand Hollow Braid 50.5-50.8 16 round marudai Maru Kara Variation tbd
50.5 16-strand Hollow Braid 50.5-50.8 16 round disk Maru Kara Variation tbd
51 11-strand Triangular Braid 51 11 triangle marudai tbd tbd
51 11-strand Triangular Braid 51 11 triangle disk tbd tbd
52 19-strand Triangular Braid 52 19 triangle marudai tbd tbd
52 19-strand Triangular Braid 52 19 triangle disk tbd tbd
53 18-strand Triangular Braid 53 18 triangle marudai tbd tbd
53 18-strand Triangular Braid 53 18 triangle disk tbd tbd
54 20-strand Hexagonal Braid 54 20 round marudai tbd tbd
54 20-strand Hexagonal Braid 54 20 round disk tbd tbd
55 16-strand Pentagon Braid 55.1-55.2 16 pentagon marudai tbd tbd
55 16-strand Pentagon Braid 55.1-55.2 16 pentagon disk tbd tbd
56 31-strand Pentalpha Braid 56 31 round marudai tbd tbd
56 31-strand Pentalpha Braid 56 31 round disk tbd tbd


October 2, 2011


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