Gaucho Knot
Pineapple Knot
Long Pineapple Knot in Deer Rawhide
Turk's Head Knot
Cowboy Knot
The Braiding of leather and rawhide is truly an ancient art...
As Always, Thanks toBruce Grant's Encyclopedia of Leather and Rawhide Braiding   And to all of the old time braiders and knotters that have shared their knot and braid knowledge to keep the art of braiding alive and passing it on.
The Cowboy Knot
This is a long 6 bight Turk's head. We call it the cowboy knot. It is the foundation for the long pineapple.
The Gaucho Knot
Gaucho interweave on a 4 bight Turk's head. It's name comes from the Gauchos of South America.
Crocodile Ridge Braid
The Long Pineapple Knot
This is a built on a long 6 bight Turk's head. It uses 5 ft. of thong and can be built on for longer knots or coverings.
The Pineapple Knot
Herringbone interweave on a 6 bight Turk's head.  Also called a pineapple knot. 
Large Gaucho Knot
Large Gaucho Knot
Gaucho interweave on a 6 bight Turk's head. The V's are horizontal compared to the more vertical pineapple  
4 Thong Round Braid
4 Thong Round Braid
Most versatile braid can be braided alone or around a core for added strength.
Herringbone Ridge
Herringbone Ridge
Herringbone Ridge braid has a ridge on the front and a flat herringbone pattern on the back. Made with 6 strands 
Herringbone Herringbone has a V shaped pattern. Made with 5 strands 

Turk's head knot
All of the interwoven fancy knots with interweaves are made using a Turk's head knot as the foundation.
The end always comes back to the beginning.
Named for resembling a Turkish turban.   Sailors used the Turk's head knot to mark their ships wheel for navigation  And it really did circle the globe!
Crocodile Ridge Braid
A beautiful 6 to 10 strand contoured braid has a raised, braided middle.  In Argentina this braid is called *
de acre.  It is also very popular in Australia.
*Bruce Grant's Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding
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Since the very beginning ancient people began manipulating animal hides into usable leather and rawhide. In the process of making clothes and tools we were weaving and joining leather into intricate and utilitarian patterns that were useful in everyday life.

Centuries of knot and braid patterns have been passed down thru the generations. Ancient sailors, craftsmen and cowboy's have all made their mark in the braids and knots that are used today. Most of the patterns are so old that their true origin has been lost - yet are known around the world and have many different names.

Follow the path of the Turk's Head Knot and you can travel back in time.  Long before GPS, the Turk's Head Knot was used by ancient sailors to mark their ships wheel. Before "political correctness" the Turk's Head Knot was named for resembling a Turkish turban. Useful for cinching up tight and staying put the Turk's head knot circled the globe and was integrated into many different cultures.

The magic of the Turk's Head Knot, with all of its countless variations and in perfect symmetry, the end always comes back to the beginning.  

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Bo and Tammy
World Braid Map
Around the world with the Amazing Turk's Head Knot will eventually take you back to the beginning.
Following the trail of the Turk's Head Knot World Map is a continues work in progress.
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