|Hmmm. Not really a new idea.|
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The present article may suggest a very early date for such workóbut this should not be a surprise.
This was primitive technology that was devised before there was anything like drills and rotary abraders.
I suppose one has to look toward fabric manufacture (weaving, plaiting, netting, knitting)) to get a handle on corded fibers, to grasp the "origin of string." Nevertheless, MANY technologies were devised for bead and ornament manufacture, and were then exploited for other arts and artifices. So I would not discount the possibility.