Japanese swivel and leash

Date Created: 10 November 2006

Source: Field Trip of Dr. Nick Fox.

Owner: Dr. Nick Fox Collection

Location: UK

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The traditional swivel and leash arrangement used by Japanese falconers. The leash, made from woven silk, is worn over the falconer's head and shoulders to keep the hands free.

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