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Museum slings
Jan 5th, 2024 at 5:33pm
 
Just a photo dump of museum slings for inspiration.

I'll add from it to time to time when I find other interesting specimens, but feel free to comment.
I may also sneak in some faithful reproductions...




I don't own any of these images.
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Reply #1 - Jan 5th, 2024 at 5:40pm
 
Some more...
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Reply #2 - Jan 5th, 2024 at 5:50pm
 
Even more...
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Reply #4 - Jan 6th, 2024 at 6:56am
 
I've seen very little exploration of this mixed braid/weave within the pouch from modern slings. Unbelievable how clean some of them are. I'm still not sure how to integrate a fibre braid into a weave, how do you splice into the warp and weft when they run out?

The Sierra-Leone sling looks interesting and not too hard to replicate. The Mexican one would be a good project to try out.
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Re: Museum slings
Reply #5 - Jan 6th, 2024 at 10:14am
 
Hey Lewis,
This is, for me, a fascinating thread.
Sorry to be a pain but any chance of credits please ?
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Reply #6 - Jan 6th, 2024 at 12:38pm
 
Thanks for posting these pictures!

I remember coming across a tutorial similar to the "pacific_sling.png", and after a quick google search I found an associated forum thread: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1335980338/45 (tutorial: https://itanohu.blogspot.com/2012/11/chamorro-sling-acho-atupat-tutorial.html) Now I know what my next project is Smiley

JudoP wrote on Jan 6th, 2024 at 6:56am:
I've seen very little exploration of this mixed braid/weave within the pouch from modern slings.


Same. Does anyone here know how to make one?
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Reply #7 - Jan 7th, 2024 at 4:52pm
 
xud9a - call me zud 👍 wrote on Jan 6th, 2024 at 10:14am:
Hey Lewis,
This is, for me, a fascinating thread.
Sorry to be a pain but any chance of credits please ?
Cheers
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I've collected the images over quite a long time, so it'd be a real chore to try and find the links for all of them. That being said, if there is a particular sling you have in mind, I might know where I sourced it.
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Reply #8 - Jan 7th, 2024 at 5:08pm
 
Eino wrote on Jan 6th, 2024 at 12:38pm:
Thanks for posting these pictures!

I remember coming across a tutorial similar to the "pacific_sling.png", and after a quick google search I found an associated forum thread: https://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1335980338/45 (tutorial: https://itanohu.blogspot.com/2012/11/chamorro-sling-acho-atupat-tutorial.html) Now I know what my next project is

Glad you like them! I might just have to go and resize all the overly large images though for better veiwing...

Ah yes, the Chamorro sling! I remember trying to make one of those just when I was getting into sling making, but in the end gave up. Grin
I do like slings that come out of the South Pacific. It's the exotic feel about them...or maybe its the idea of slinging in a tropical paradise that's also alluring.
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Reply #9 - Jan 7th, 2024 at 5:17pm
 
JudoP wrote on Jan 6th, 2024 at 6:56am:
I've seen very little exploration of this mixed braid/weave within the pouch from modern slings. Unbelievable how clean some of them are. I'm still not sure how to integrate a fibre braid into a weave, how do you splice into the warp and weft when they run out?

The Sierra-Leone sling looks interesting and not too hard to replicate. The Mexican one would be a good project to try out.

Indeed, it's masterful work. Can't imagine they were quick to make... It's hard enough trying to figure out what your looking at, let alone attempting to replicate them.
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