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RAFFIA AND SOME OF ITS USES : Page 10


tend toward a V shape(see Fig. 7, which forconvenience is drawnwith fewer strands),The stick is now slipped outand the bag finished (see Fig 8)by knotting first the two loosestrands at the top together,then the two pairs following,and so on until the bottom isreached. The two sides arejoined at the bottom by placingthem with the meshes and knotsFig. 6 evenly together and knotting

two strands from the front and two from the back together each time in a last row of knotting. The ends of the raffia when cut to an even length make a fairly satisfactory finish, but the following is a better one: Wind a strand of raffia over a card, about two and a quarter inches wide, five or six

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