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the binding proceeds. An end of the weaver is started in front of the left side of the rim spoke and brought up and in front to the right of the upper part of the handle, back of the handle and diagonally down in front to the lower edge of the right side of the rim spoke. It goes up back of this spoke and diagonally down in front to the left of the lower part of the handle, where it is brought back and up from the right of the lower handle diagonally to the upper edge of the rim on the left. Here it goes around the rim spoke, and up diagonally to the starting point. One of the sharp pointed spokes is then inserted on either side of the handle, and the next time around the weaver is brought so as to bind the end of each spoke close to the handle. Then it passes around the rim spoke and the first spoke on the right, down and around the lower part of the handle as before, and up to the left, where it binds the left side of the rim spoke to the first spoke on the left, see Fig. 30. A spoke on either side of the handle is added each time and each time the ends of the spokes just added are bound in at the upper part of the handle. The spoke just added on the right is bound in with the rim spoke on the right by the weaver, which passes diagonally down below the rim and between the spoke just inserted and the previous one; up

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