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The most beautiful sling I saw
Jun 10th, 2023 at 12:09pm
 
It's in the museum of Quai Branly, Paris. I saw it in the website of the museum.
Marquisia Island, beginning of the 19e century.
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Reply #1 - Jun 10th, 2023 at 10:52pm
 
Woven from palm frond, if I remember.  The islanders in the Pacific do amazing things with palm fronds.  I lived in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and had the pleasure of visiting many of the island nations in that part of the world...
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Reply #2 - Jun 10th, 2023 at 11:14pm
 
Good one! Real artistry there.
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Reply #3 - Jun 10th, 2023 at 11:26pm
 
Wow! That is the best I've seen, too. I wonder how long and how much skill it would take to make... definitely a lot!

I like how the cords seem to merge into the pouch, and taper down the center of it.
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Re: The most beautiful sling I saw
Reply #4 - Jun 10th, 2023 at 11:31pm
 
Definitely beautiful!

It's interesting that the retention cord is braided the entire length.  But the release cord appears to be converted to a regular twisted cord after an inch or so.  I wonder if there's a particular purpose for that.
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Re: The most beautiful sling I saw
Reply #5 - Jun 11th, 2023 at 5:54pm
 
Yeah that thing is on a hole different level of beauty!! Gorgeous design and quality braiding
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Reply #6 - Jun 11th, 2023 at 11:07pm
 
It's interesting that the retention side was braided last.. You can see it in the braid and you can see how they made the retention loop.
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Re: The most beautiful sling I saw
Reply #7 - Jun 12th, 2023 at 8:20am
 
Pretty incredible, one day I may have a crack at that pouch, seems like it would be crazy difficult to make though, managing the fibres going from the centre to the edges.
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Reply #8 - Jun 12th, 2023 at 1:11pm
 
It's unclear to me how they managed the non-fishtail braid sections, are those flat areas braided too, just a flat braid?
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Reply #9 - Jun 12th, 2023 at 1:59pm
 
IronGoober wrote on Jun 12th, 2023 at 1:11pm:
It's unclear to me how they managed the non-fishtail braid sections, are those flat areas braided too, just a flat braid?


It looks woven to me. My guess is that they bring strands out from the central main braid to form both the warp and weft of woven sections, the warp must rejoin the outer braid, or pass through it and go backwards to the pouch centre.

Unless you are referring to the central braid which goes into a sort of wider, repeating fishtail. This is not actually too challenging to do IIRC, but the transition could be tricky.
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