Pictures and notes about making rope sandals

Hand weaving sandals There are few fixed rules for weaving shoes.
It seems a good idea to use thicker cord for the warp
and thinner material for the weft,
especially if you are making sandals yourself.
Rope can be lumpy on the bottom of the feet
and straw or thinner cord is easy to replace
when the weft wears thin.
Waraji (plant fiber sandals) are woven from various materials
such as hemp, stalks of myooga ginger (Zingiber mioga)
palm fibres, cotton thread, rice straw, etc.
It is worth experimenting with different fibres,
plastic fibers may be robust and waterproof,
rags (t-shirt material or denim) can make comfortable shoes
String shoes are light
Always carry a spare pair.
Hemp rope sandals
Our first Coconut string (Coir) shoes
Japanese and Chinese characters
for Waraji
Straw (herb) and Shoe (boot)
It is better to have 6 tabs on your sandals than 5
then you will not catch pebbles between your sandals and feet
when crossing rivers, or marching on rough roads.
An extra pair of sandals must be carried at your waist
this is as important as carrying provisions.
Loops
Sandals made with fibers from Mauritius Hemp
Ninja style rope sandals
Ninja waraji with leather tabi
Ninja style rope sandals





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