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Message started by hubert on Mar 21st, 2017 at 5:08am

Title: Huaraca
Post by hubert on Mar 21st, 2017 at 5:08am
Huaraca, 60-63 cm long, peruvian alpaca wool for 80 + shipping


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Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by vetryan15 on Mar 21st, 2017 at 1:52pm
Beautiful  work!!! Absolutely stunning

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by Curious Aardvark on Mar 22nd, 2017 at 12:14pm
And the thing about hubert's slings is that they throw really really well too.

Possibly a little on the short side for some, but great slings to use.
And the flat split pouch will take pretty much any ammo as well. From golf ball size on up to tennis balls.

Slings to hang on the wall to amaze visitors, and also practical.

Given that each one takes upwards of 16 hours of highly skilled work to make, the price is actually pretty good.

Hubert Slings Are Officially Endorsed By Slinging.Org :-)

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by Tomas on Mar 29th, 2017 at 6:44pm
I think they're worth twice that at least!

They're made from really nice wool too

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by Morphy on Mar 31st, 2017 at 2:25pm
Yep, use them with smooth stones, tennis balls etc. and they should last a very long time. Well worth the money. I keep threatening to buy one but the wife doesn't see throwing rocks as essential. I know... crazy huh.

Title: I wish I could talk my girlfriend into letting me spend that kind of money
Post by Duckhands on Mar 5th, 2021 at 10:40pm
This is probably one of the most gorgeous slings I ha e seen. I doubt you would be willing to do a tutorial for those of us who aren't allowed to spend $80 on "pieces of string" I might try to sneak some money out eventually if not.

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by TheJackinati on Mar 19th, 2021 at 9:50am

Duckhands wrote on Mar 5th, 2021 at 10:40pm:
This is probably one of the most gorgeous slings I ha e seen. I doubt you would be willing to do a tutorial for those of us who aren't allowed to spend $80 on "pieces of string" I might try to sneak some money out eventually if not.


Could always try Roderick Owen's book "Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques: From Peru, Bolivia, and Around the World"

Yes, It's a wordy title... but It's a damn fine book. You can learn a lot about how the Andean slings are made.

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by hubert on Mar 19th, 2021 at 12:18pm
I work from Adele Calander's book "SLING BRAIDING OF THE ANDES"

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by TheJackinati on Mar 19th, 2021 at 12:40pm

hubert wrote on Mar 19th, 2021 at 12:18pm:
I work from Adele Calander's book "SLING BRAIDING OF THE ANDES"


One day I'll have to buy that book. But I've heard the pictures are black-and-white... Oh boy, that's going to make it interesting...

Title: Re: Huaraca
Post by Duckhands on Mar 19th, 2021 at 3:13pm
I will look into it for sure. Thanks for the pointer
hubert wrote on Mar 19th, 2021 at 12:18pm:
I work from Adele Calander's book "SLING BRAIDING OF THE ANDES"


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