8 plait Romal Reins Square Braid
Handsome 110″ in natural rawhide color. approximately 3/8″ diameter hand carved finished leather popper. Flexible with lots of life
One of our award winning braiders, chauca, fashioned this square braid style from a pair of romel reins made around the turn of the century. “As the story goes”, it was said that the square shape helped the rider “feel” the difference from his reata while out on the range.
Our braiders buy fresh wet hides from local markets. They stretch and de-hair, never using harsh or strong chemicals.
After the proper curing time they hand split the rawhide into string and bevel if necessary. Our standard romals are offered in 8, 12, 18, 22, 30, 32, & 36 plait.
Our SANTA YNEZ romals are offered in 54 plait ( triples), and 64 plait ( quads). We offer may button patterns
including, 60 button, California, Oklahoma, George Moore and many other patterns borrowed from the great California braider LOUIS ORTEGA.
Qur romals are used by cowboys & cowgirls, buckaroos & buckerettes, world champions, and hall of famers. Our romals are good for the show ring or every day use.