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Reply #5775 - May 9th, 2020 at 2:40pm
 
Du brauchst keinen Balearic Stil.  Cool
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Reply #5776 - May 9th, 2020 at 2:56pm
 
True, but it still annoys me that I can't get the hang of it Grin
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Reply #5777 - May 10th, 2020 at 10:06am
 
I have seen quite a few slings. But this one is a first...

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/315749

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Peru, 14-15th century
Shell, cotton, beads, wood
Length 56-5/8 in. (144 cm)
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Reply #5778 - May 10th, 2020 at 10:36am
 
That is amazing. I can only imagine how long it would take to make one of those
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Reply #5779 - May 10th, 2020 at 11:05am
 
Yes, it is amazing. But while marveling at this sling, I constantly ask myself: Why? E.g. the feather-adorned release "knob" (?). And it may be quite heavy and thus akward to swing? And the strings might also be rather fragile as they seem to be rather thin...

Anyone in for a reconstruction?  Cheesy

It's beautiful, but I would assess it more as a ceremonial item than as a sling for use...
There are andean sling slings for ceremonial use, but these are quite different from this one.
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Reply #5780 - May 10th, 2020 at 11:33am
 
It's certainly a little different to my paracord and slingshot pouch sling Cheesy
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Reply #5781 - May 10th, 2020 at 12:16pm
 
My 1st thought was ceremonial as well. Maybe made as a gift to a ruler, of a different tribe.
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Reply #5782 - May 10th, 2020 at 12:29pm
 
Here we go:
Reportedly from a tomb in the Chancay Valley,
Central Coast, probably at the site of Caqui

Source: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/metpublications/Peruvian_Featherworks_Art_of_the_P...

Peruvian Featherworks: Art of the Precolumbian Era
King, Heidi, with essays by Mercedes Delgado, Mary Frame, Christine Giuntini, Johan Reinhard, Ann Pollard Rowe, and Santiago Uceda (2012)
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Reply #5783 - May 10th, 2020 at 12:36pm
 
That makes sense. If it's going to be used in the next life, you want it to be classy Cheesy
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Reply #5784 - May 10th, 2020 at 3:38pm
 
A really simple and easy to make sling out of 4 strands of ~2+ meter long hemp and a piece of leather with the adjustable loop I copied from Jeagoor
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Reply #5785 - May 10th, 2020 at 6:47pm
 
NICE  Thumbs Up
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Reply #5786 - May 11th, 2020 at 2:39am
 
Nice! I made a similar sling a little while ago but haven't really used it at all. It's a good design though.
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Reply #5787 - May 11th, 2020 at 5:23pm
 
In a time when each bead had to be created from scratch that sling must have taken a long time to make.
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Reply #5788 - May 12th, 2020 at 8:45am
 
100% Hemp sling

Done some slinging today with it. A little getting used to but works great. Very clean release.
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Reply #5789 - May 12th, 2020 at 11:02am
 
Beautiful Jauke!
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