Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques

We expect to have Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques: From Peru, Bolivia, and Around the World in November 2017. We will ship as soon as it arrives. Shipping in the USA will be $5.00. If you are from out of the country please email us and we will be happy to inform you of the cost of mailing.

From the publisher: This comprehensive, full-color guide features dozens of images of slings from various cultures, both ancient and contemporary. Slings had great significance in many cultures, particularly in the Andes, and were often used as both prehistoric weapons and herding tools. The book shows novice and experienced braiders how to make 50 designs, from 8 to 32 strands, on a braiding card or with a braiding stand and bobbins. Learn step by step how to make an authentic Andean-style sling with braided cords and a tapestry-woven cradle. A range of techniques useful for beginning, ending, and embellishing slings are included, and can enhance a wide variety of other items, like jewelry, garments, and accessories. This book is a key resource for historians, ethnologists, textile artists, weapons experts, and others to learn the practical skills for understanding the structure of sling braids. Includes braiding card and plans to make core stand.

Hardcover, 457 color photos, charts/drawings, weaving diagrams, 176 pages.

Sling Braiding Traditions and Techniques
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  • Item #: BOSB
  • Manufacturer: Published in USA
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Price $39.99