AVINOAM DANIN: ROPES AND CORDS ON THE SHROUD
Several partial images of cords or ropes are found on the Shroud.
Being involved with the preparation of strings and cords of spontaneous plants from our area in the last 50 years, I learnt the techniques from Bedouins, and transferred the know-how to various groups. I thus prepared hundreds of meters of cords and strings of varying diameter and plant species.
Cords have been prepared for several thousands of years in a similar way in many countries. (Schick, 1988; Shamir 1999, 2001). A handmade rope, such as that in Danin (1983: p. 128-129: 1995; Figs. 14-19), has an undulating margin, resembling a chain of “figure eights”, connected to each other top to bottom. This kind of image is rather common. The cumulative length of ropes on the Shroud, provided, that all are parts of one folded rope, is ca. 10 meters, and probably made from plants.
Attached is a POWERPOINT Presentation of the production of the ropes and cords and also their location on the Shroud.
See also the 2 photographs attached.
Making of cords/ropes
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