24 strand Daigo-gumi (“Emperor’s Name”) Spiral Braid

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A braid for our SCA friend Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle on the occasion of his being inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent.

I love spirals. Especially when I’m trying to find a way to get the colors of someone’s arms into a braid.  In this case, Eginhard’s device uses Or (Gold), Argent (Silver), Azure (Blue) and Sable (Black), the latter two colors dominating.  I used 8 strands each for the colors, which form the field, and 4 strands each for the metals which are used for the charges.