A lucet is used for cordmaking or braiding, believed to date back to Viking and Medieval periods, when it was used to create cords that were used on clothing, or to hang items from a belt. Lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy. It resembles knitted I – cord made on a knitting spool. Lucet cord is formed by series of loop like knots. Unlike other braiding techniques where the threads are of a finite length, lucetted braids can be created without pre-measuring threads, so it is suited for very long cords.
Redheart – Southern Mexico, Southern Brazil and Paraguay – Color can vary in intensity and hue from board to board: anywhere from a light orange / pink to a darker brownish red. Color can quickly fade to a reddish brown in direct light.
I make every effort to cut and make as many lucets as possible from the same piece of wood. Please know that the grain, texture, etc., will vary slightly between each lucet made and may vary from photos as well.