Talk:Braid

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Merge from Plait[edit]

Since it affects the plait article more, I suggest the main discussion take place in Talk:Plait. However I wouldn't want to stifle any discussion that might make more sense here regarding the proposed merge... Dfred 22:18, 7 September 2006 (UTC)

Corrections[edit]

I'm fixing the "Ropes and cables" section. The primary purpose of the braided copper shield in a coaxial cable is for EMI protection, not physical protection. And since fiber optic cables transmit light instead of electrical signals, they don't need a braided wire shield; plastics or other materials are used for physical protection.(See optical fiber.) Shyland (talk) 04:15, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Requests[edit]

Well, that's all I can think of to put for braid. Perhaps someone has some history on braiding, such as where it began, different styles of hair braids, etc. Darkwind 18:17 20 May 2003 (UTC)

Does anybody have any information on how a tubular braid, e.g. as used for screening in the coax cable shown in the photo, is made? MarkMLl 16:12, 18 August 2007 (UTC)

Prison Braids[edit]

I was wondering what the deal with getting your hair braided in prison or by stereotypically "tough" guys was. I've heard/seen the joke on several TV shows and am completely in the dark. --71.251.66.72 11:41, 4 November 2005 (UTC) While I have not been in Prison, the concept may be rooted in combat principles. When you are in a fight, the longer the hair the more disadvantage you have if your opponent is able to grab and pull it when grappling with you, thus, if you have braided hair, it would be a statement that you are always ready for a fight as your hair is "tied" down and you're ready to rumble.

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Well you forgot about cornrows. Cornrow braids have been done by Africans for many centuries. Bold text

braids are all normal its just that madam cj walker invented something like the perm or a shampoo so i have to figure that out and if not i dnt know becauae

I would appeal to this article with the protest that it is hugely sexist. tnx u. 109.93.20.140 (talk) 21:06, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

Short braid knot[edit]

Not sure if the knot pictured has a particular name, but someone may be able to find an article that covers it.

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Perhaps refer to it as wave knot, even though it is simply a short braid , it may have particular use where a single rope(rather than three) is braided in this manner.SignedJohnsonL623 (talk) 00:00, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Cultural Traditions[edit]

Cultures with braid traditions should be mentioned on this page. It should say who in a culture braided, and why. For example, I've read in the past that Polish maidens braided their hair traditionally. This article is greatly lacking without such content. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.22.238.118 (talk) 15:33, 11 May 2013 (UTC)