Instead of braids, she brushed her hair into a ponytail.
The straw of Tuscany, specially grown for plaiting, is distinguished into three qualities - Pontederas Semone being the finest, Mazzuolo the second quality, from which the bulk of the plaits are made, while from the third quality, Santa Fioro, only "Tuscan pedals" and braids are plaited.
Many substances besides straw are worked into plaits and braids for bonnets.
Elastic web weaving by power looms is carried on to a great extent, and the manufacture of lace and net curtains, gimp trimmings, braids and cords.
You will notice my braids are tied with yellow, pink, brown, red, green, white and black; but I have no blue ribbons.