The Techniques of Ply-Split Braiding

 Author: Peter Collingwood  Category:  Publisher: Bellew Publishing  : 1998  ISBN: 1-85725-133-4  Language: English Tags:Braiding | India | ply-split |
Ply-Split Braiding is an ancient art originating in the desert of northwestern India and in some parts of South America. In India this unusual braiding is used to make elaborate camel girths and other animal regalia of hand-spun goat hair, wool or sometimes cotton.  Unlike weaving or other forms of braiding where cloth is formed by threads interlacing in an over-under sequence, in ply-split braiding one plied cord passes through another plied cord or cords splitting the plies.  Pattern is formed by the placement of cord color and the order in which cords are split