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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 38. Chapters: Braids, Decorative knots, Celtic knot, Savoy knot, Aiguillette, String figure, Sprang, Solomon's knot, Chinese knotting, Interlace, Cornrows, Braid theory, Braided monoidal category, Friendship bracelet, Macrame, Tassel, Lucet, French braid, Ply-split Braiding, Fiador knot, Endless knot, Kumihimo, Wedding cord, Temperley-Lieb algebra, Matthew Walker's knot, Turk's head knot, Stafford knot, Austrian knot, Marudai, Fingerloop braid, List of decorative knots, Carrick mat, Takadai, Shimenawa, Hinckaert knot, Diamond knot, Bowen knot, Shakespeare knot, Fringe, Soutache, Small-stuff, Gripfid, Heraldic knot, Misanga, Galloon, Dacre knot, Wake knot, Manrope knot, Plekton, Hungerford knot, Coxcombing, Tressoir. Excerpt: An aiguillette (from French "aiguillettes," small needle) is an ornamental braided cord most often worn on uniforms, but may also be observed on other costumes such as academic dress, where it will denote an honour. Originally, the word "aiguillette" referred to the lacing used to fasten plate armor together. As such, a knot or loop arrangement was used which sometimes hung from the shoulder. Aiguillettes should not be confused with lanyards, which are cords also worn from the shoulder (or around the neck), but do not have the pointed aiguillette tips (see Aiguillette (ornament)) and are usually of fibre rather than gold or silver wire, and often not braided. A series of fanciful legends has developed about the origin of aiguillettes. One account relates that when certain European troops behaved reprehensibly on the field of battle, their commander decided to hang certain of them. The troops asked to be given a chance to redeem themselves and started wearing a rope and spike about their shoulders with the promise that if they ever behaved badly again, they were ready to be hanged on the spot. It is further...