The Tibetan Cage


  • 2 x 2.5m (8ft) spars
  • 8 x 1.0m (3ft 3in) stave
  • 4 x 1.8m (6ft) staves
  • Sisal or light cord


Lash 2 x 1.0m staves to the underside of either end of the 2.5m spars using square lashings.

The 4 x 1.8m staves are tied together using a variation of the figure of eight lashing and the bottoms of the spars opened out to form a pyramid. The four legs of the pyramid are then square lashed to the long spars.

The remaining one metre spars are lashed to the top of the long spars to make a base for the pyramid.

The final touch is to lace across the sides and back of the pyramid to create a decorative effect and the cage is ready to transport a willing volunteer.

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