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Eastern Prayer Ropes

Postby TheHolyFerret » Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:09 pm

I stumbled onto the wonderful world of paracord and knots with an initial interest in tying Eastern Christian prayer ropes, or chotkis--the search for new and interesting knots and weaves led me inexorably to JD's videos and this site. I haven't been at this for very long, so my technique is still in its infancy, but I am proud of some of these, so I figured I'd show them here:

This is the 3rd chotki I made, the first aesthetically decent one:
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This is the 4th, looking a little tighter and more symmetrical, I sent it off today to a fellow redditor at military academy:
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This is probably my 6th, much more uniform, the knots are cleaner and smaller. I used JD's cobbled solomon bar for the end instead of a cross:
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This is the most recent one, not bad; I used the cyclonic flow for the end.
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Sorry for giant pictures, couldn't figure how to resize img tags in phpBB.
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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

Postby Dutch » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:35 pm

Nice Prayer Cords!
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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

Postby Duke114 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:10 pm

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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

Postby hikerdude5 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:28 pm

TheHolyFerret wrote:This is the 4th, looking a little tighter and more symmetrical, I sent it off today to a fellow redditor at military academy:

When does the narwhal bacon?
Are those diamond knots? If so, that must have taken forever to tie. I like the black and white contrast on number four.
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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

Postby TheHolyFerret » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:52 pm

Midnight ;)

I am pretty sure these knots are equivalent to the diamond or knife lanyard knot, but the method for weaving them might be a little different than normally used. I use a sort of cat's cradle assembly, of the type seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aclb0WatLPk. I am not sure how spiritually important the technique is, but I like traditional things and I enjoy the process as a form of prayer itself.

Thank you so much for your compliments.
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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

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Re: Eastern Prayer Ropes

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