Rope


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This piece of rope is made of plaited hemp yarns; cordage braided in this way is called sennit (or sinnit). The main use for this type of rope on a ship would be to tie the furled sails to the yards; plaited ropes uncoil better – having no inherent twist, and are more flexible and easier to handle than twisted rope. Ropes for securing the sails were called gaskets.
Catalogue Number
INV.86
Collection
Invincible
Measurements
Height: 125mm
Width: 80mm
Depth: 4mm (3/16")
Production Date
Pre 1758
Production Period
Eighteenth Century

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