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Arts and Crafts of the Cook Islands

Figure 52.—Looped feather carrier: a short length of thin coir cord about 1 mm. thick has a bunch of four split black feathers about 90 mm. long tied to each end with a single coir fiber; the two feather heads (1, 2) so formed are crossed so that cord (5) forms a loop with an overlap of about 6 mm.; a few coir fibers about 34 mm. long are doubled around overlapping part of cord and twisted into a cord (3) to form a holder; same is repeated with another holder (4) so that loop carrier is complet…

Figure 52.—Looped feather carrier: a short length of thin coir cord about 1 mm. thick has a bunch of four split black feathers about 90 mm. long tied to each end with a single coir fiber; the two feather heads (1, 2) so formed are crossed so that cord (5) forms a loop with an overlap of about 6 mm.; a few coir fibers about 34 mm. long are doubled around overlapping part of cord and twisted into a cord (3) to form a holder; same is repeated with another holder (4) so that loop carrier is completed with four holders; patent loop serves for the attachment of a tying cord.

Figure 52.—Looped feather carrier: a short length of thin coir cord about 1 mm. thick has a bunch of four split black feathers about 90 mm. long tied to each end with a single coir fiber; the two feather heads (1, 2) so formed are crossed so that cord (5) forms a loop with an overlap of about 6 mm.; a few coir fibers about 34 mm. long are doubled around overlapping part of cord and twisted into a cord (3) to form a holder; same is repeated with another holder (4) so that loop carrier is completed with four holders; patent loop serves for the attachment of a tying cord.