- Nov 22, 2011
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- People's Republic of Maryland
Probably because the repro ones are not correctly made. I have a couple long ones...woven... and I found out one or more of the suppliers that sold them for the same weaver where I had obtained mine, were cutting them in half, and then finishing the cut ends, and selling them. Even so, mine aren't made with the right materials.They don't make them long enough to wrap around me twice... And I'm not even that big. A seven foot strap will go around twice, with the ends about touching.. definitely no tying there. I'd need one ten feet long. I may try with a plain hemp strap, which I can cut as long as I want it, and give it a shot
I think you hit the nail on the head, and they need to be linsey-woolsey. Linen (or hemp) warp, and wool weft. I've seen several such sashes and they resist rolling into a tube shape when cinched around the waist.