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Making trenzas (braided rope) from paja in Urbina, Ecuador

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When the kids and I were watching the short documentary The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) we started talking about how Baltazar Ushca made rope and wrapped the glacial ice up in grass packages to be taken back down the mountain. This excellent YouTube clip shares a truly fun demonstration about how braided rope is made: Creating trenzas (braided rope) from paja, a feathergrass, in Urbina, Ecuador.

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Related viewing: How to tie a figure 8 knot and making rope from sisel fiber on the BBC series Edwardian Farm.

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