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Botagas (Lithuanian: ‘whip’)locked

  • Arvydas Karaška

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Triple whip of Lithuania. Three strands of hemp or linen thread are fastened to a linen loop attached to a juniper handle. Twisted horsehair or tangled wire (papliauška) is fastened to the whip. A variant of the botagas, called butkudis, is made of osier twigs. The ...

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