Loop or fingerloop braid
ing is a technique of making sturdy and decorative cords from threads. It is a type of braid
ing known as loop manipulation
. The braid
is made from loops of thread, attached at a central point, and the loops placed over the fingers and interlaced in different ways. Many cultures have historically developed a form of loop braid
ing; in Japan it is known as kute-uchi.
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