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A braid (also called plait) is a complex structure or pattern formed by intertwining three or more strands of flexible material such as textile fibres, wire, or human hair. Compared to the process of weaving a wide sheet of cloth from two separate, perpendicular groups of strands (warp and weft), a braid is usually long and narrow, with each component strand functionally equivalent in zigzagging forward through the overlapping mass of the others.

The simplest possible braid is a flat, solid, three-strand structure. More complex braids can be constructed from an arbitrary (but usually odd) number of strands to create a wider range of structures: wider ribbon-like bands, hollow or solid cylindrical cords, or broad mats which resemble a rudimentary perpendicular weave.

Braids are commonly used to make rope, decorative objects, and hairstyles (also see pigtails, French braid). Complex braids have been used to create hanging fibre artworks.

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  • Festival Flair Kicks Off With Bright Nail Art and Fresh Braids
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  • Just Braids
    Braids have always been there. Though it originated from Africa, now braids have taken the centre stage all over the world. There are so many styles of braids and the options are even growing by the day. It ranges from one million braids to Bob Marley and even feathers. The beauty of braids is that...  [Read More...] Read more on this news related to 'Braids'
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