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Reply #1 - Jul 8th, 2022 at 3:13pm
 
Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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Reply #2 - Jul 8th, 2022 at 4:26pm
 
Good find
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Reply #3 - Jul 9th, 2022 at 2:52am
 
Good find.
To follow up to a recent post, there is no fingerloop and the straps are equal.
Holding the sling is probably in full hand. Just my idea.
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Reply #4 - Jul 9th, 2022 at 3:20am
 
I do see a loop on one end of the cord. Look closely.
If I had to guess how they gripped it I would guess a 'tight grip / full fist'
due to the long length
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Reply #5 - Jul 9th, 2022 at 5:42am
 
At the place of "the loop", the strap is seen from the side. So I'm pretty skeptical.
Just my idea but I think that there is no fingerloop.
But it's just my idea.
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Reply #6 - Jul 9th, 2022 at 10:57am
 
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Reply #7 - Jul 13th, 2022 at 7:46am
 
https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/x9128
In this link, page 2, photo attached

This sling looks great. It has the same geographical origin : Tahiti.
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Reply #8 - Jul 13th, 2022 at 7:52am
 
The fingerloop has a ponpon. I don't know if ponpon is an english word. It's rather elegant. On a French study, I saw the ponpon made with a tuft of human hair.
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Reply #9 - Jul 13th, 2022 at 8:10am
 
I found the photo.
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Reply #10 - May 1st, 2023 at 4:11am
 
"made from coconut fibre"
now the real question is, can it sling coconuts Smiley
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Reply #11 - May 2nd, 2023 at 7:13am
 
The discussion may not be about coconuts.  Cheesy
But about fingerloop. By looking closely, the fingerloops don't look like the ones we do today.
Photo 1 : today
Photo 2 : Tombelaine
Photo 3 : Archaic Arms
The gip was probably "full hand" with a "fixing" loop for a finger. It's kind of my idea.
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