“Young as I was I was possessed of an art which was of great use. It was that of weaving shot pouch straps, belts, and garters. I could make my loom and weave a belt in less than one day. “
I will go through my pics and see what I can find. Not sure exactly what you are looking for. As near as I can tell there is no special knot. I usually start with a simple overhand knot, but I pass the working end around twice and work things pretty tight. Then I continue on to what would be a square knot. Sometimes I tie this in front and slide it around until the know is behind me. On a longer sash that I wrap around myself twice I will actually work through tying it behind my back.I clicked on this thread as I was hoping for some pics of said tied sashes. All I've accomplished is getting headache. Especially from @Beau Robbins . I thought he was being serious at first Can't get a straight answer from any French Indian War/Early fur trade reenactor either. Hmmmmmm..............
The proper way to tie a sash is with decorum and in a presentation manner. With a simple fold-over while maintaining proper posture and composure during the event you will attend while presenting your best clothes and decorative sash.
So, this is for native peoples?What time period and where? The "tied behind" description was right for the NE, usually d.plohinv the "voyageur" loom-woven sashes.
If you are In the Southeast area, with any Native influence on your personna, there were rules to be followed:
1. The (usually) finger-woven sash is wrapped around twice, and tied ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE; a sash tied on the right hand side denoted a
Maker of Medicine or other ceremonial leader.
2. The sash is tied w/ a single-loop bow, with the loop pointing up.
These guidelines have been present among Southeastern people since. before contact with Europeans as this way of thing the sash is clearly illustrated on shell carvings dating to over 900 years ago.