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Ropemaking Videos from Around the World

This is a collection of videos on YouTube showing traditional ropemaking from cultures around the world. They are far better than any video I could make.

You notice rght away that though the details change from place to place, it's all made the same way. Twist it one direction, wrap it the other way.

Country Video Link
American West How the Cowboy Makes his Lariat 1917. https://youtu.be/CSUUsLeWYS8
Australia String Making. https://youtu.be/reSdsm_W-G8
Bangladesh Hand twist jute rope making process, Bangladesh. https://youtu.be/CY9B5vdjzqk
Colombia Apice: The Last Ropemakers https://youtu.be/QhGKPt7Cq6Q
Ecuador Creating trenzas (braided rope) from paja in Urbina, Ecuador https://youtu.be/yrGxs_LRve0
England Wyedean - Making Royal Horse Artillery Horse Leads Using a Rope Walk https://youtu.be/LvObdzgpkD4
India Rope Indian Village People Making in Hand work https://youtu.be/om4aqRWeMhw
Ireland Hay Rope Making Demonstration at Dún na Sí Heritage Park https://youtu.be/-LZQstQ2dIY
Japan Old Engines in Japan (Extra) 1925~1950s Straw Rope Making Machine https://youtu.be/w8lIMAlHghQ
Lithuania Rope making in Lithuania (1939) https://youtu.be/GAjbOGSCkBo
Mongolia Camel Hair Rope Foal Halter (2009) https://youtu.be/AwcgAm6Dc1k
Netherlands A lost Craft - Traditional rope making https://youtu.be/d53_S89owZg
Norway Making a four strand rope of tarred hemp https://youtu.be/Bquft1_ezIs
Spain Cuerdas y sogas artesanas elaboradas con fibras vegetales https://youtu.be/sfaLUi-qtnA
Sweden The Rope Walk - Traditional Rope Making for a Swedish East India Ship. https://youtu.be/bYR8Ocw-Fko

 

Other Countries, Other Names

What do you call a ropemaker in other languages?

 

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