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Braids & Equipment:  Victorian braids

Most of the photos show about three inches of the braid. All are marudai braids.
Note that the names may be misleading!

"Cover Weave" (hollow) braids:
(elements form a hollow woven tube; I think of them as related to Edo Yatsu)

16 elements Striped Snake Chain Braid
Snake Chain Braid

"Twist Chain" braids:
(the two moving strands slightly twine)

16 elements Half-Twist Chain Braid (No. 1)
18 elements Twist Chain Braid (No. 1)
16 elements Twist Chain Braid (No. 2)
8 elements Flat Twist Chain Braid
12 elements Square Cable Chain Braid

"Square Chain" braids:
(named for the pattern on the surface of the braid, not its shape)

16 elements Eight Square Chain Braid
16 elements Square Chain Braid (No. 2)
32 elements Sixteen Square Chain Braid
24 elements Fancy Square Chain Braid (No. 2)
24 elements Twelve Square Chain Braid

Rib Chain braids:

16 elements Rib Chain Braid (No. 1)
16 elements Rib Chain Braid (No. 2)

"Pendulum" spiral braids:
(tama selection direction swings back and forth around the surface of the marudai)

16 elements Cable Twist Chain Braid
32 elements Fancy Twist Chain Braid (No. 1)
16 elements Fancy Twist Chain Braid (No. 2)
18 elements Double Twist Chain Braid
16 elements Fancy Cable Chain Braid

Braids with no family:


16 elements Square Chain Braid (No. 1)
(without and with core)
16 elements Reverse Chain Braid
16 elements Sixteen Twist Chain (No. 1)
German Twist Chain Braid
8 elements Cable Chain Braid (No. 1)
10 elements Twist Chain Braid (No. 3)
10 elements Four-Ribbed Spiral Chain Plait
16 elements Half Twist Chain Braid (No. 2)
16 elements Fancy Square Chain Braid (No. 1)
16 elements Square Chain Braid (No. 3)
24 elements Half Square Chain Braid

24 elements Fancy Twist Braid
(without and with core)


October 20, 2011


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