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70 [follows 73]
Hindu religious works to the Sacred
Thread , but everything known about
it will be found in Mr Padfield's
Book except the description of the
^exact mode of making the Brahma Knot,
here supplied.
Characteristc : Reference to p64.colii.no3. cf ii.45.2.d ll. ii.45.d.4
will show this to be nothing more than a form of Bowline or ^Granny Weaver
ingeniously applied to keeping the
three coils in order while [fastening?]
the ^two ends securely. It is a matter
of religious importance that the
ends should not be seen. Being
what it is, it is needless to add
that the knot is a secure one (see
p.68.). There is no reason why a true
Bowline or Weaver should not be
tied, but as a matter of fact the
Granny was used in ^all both of two^ three
Brahma Knots dissected by the writer.
[Vertical caption: [there is no kind of doubt about this or about the 4-strand cotton used.]]

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