Cane Chain-links

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Chain-links are made of very tightly woven cane rings. Chains made with these links are commonly used for bundling heavy loads and securing hanging objects. Long chains are even used for decorative purposes, and individual chain links can be worn as bracelets or rings. Any type of vine or strong fiber can be used, however cane strips are most common because of their strength. The strips used to weave chains are called amgalan. Weaving can get complicated with the small scale of the rings but the resulting chain is so strong that no knots are required to fasten the ends.