September 28, 2010

Making Rope

One of the various living history demonstrations at Germanfest showed a method of making rope.

Rope used to be made of hemp, which grew well in Virginia. It could be made in modest quantities on a farm like this man is doing, or it could be made industrially in the very long lengths needed for ships.

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