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Samoan Material Culture

Figure 207.—Hafting technique, single lozenge design;

Figure 207.—Hafting technique, single lozenge design;

Figure 207.—Hafting technique, single lozenge design;

a, the commencement end (1) is fixed at the back by two or three transverse turns as before. The braid is then carried obliquely upwards from the right and crosses the middle line in front at the spot selected to form the middle point of the lozenge. The oblique turn is continued up round the left side and passes transversely round the back of the heel. It descends obliquely on the right; b, descending obliquely from the right the braid crosses the ascending turn in the middle line at the front to form the middle of the lozenge (2). It reaches the transverse turns at the lower left side and passes transversely round the back of the toe; c, appearing on the right side the braid ascends obliquely upwards below the previous. page 361ascending turn and passing transversely round the back of the heel descends obliquely across the front below the previous descending turn; d, the braid in passing transversely round the back of the toe crosses the previous transverse turn so that it appears on the right above the two previous turns. It makes an ascending oblique turn above the two previous turns and passing behind the heel descends obliquely above the two previous turns; e, the turns are continued as in c and d, first below and then above the previous turns, until eight or more complete turns sufficient to firmly fix the adz are made. The lozenge design develops with the various turns; f, the last upward oblique turn is carried on round the left side of the foot and on to the upper part of the shaft. Three or more loose turns are made round the shaft and the end (3) fixed as before.