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Elven rope

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"‘What are these?’ asked Sam, handling one that lay upon the greensward. ‘Ropes indeed!’ answered an Elf from the boats. ‘Never travel far without a rope! And one that is long and strong and light. Such are these. They may be a help in many needs.’"
The Fellowship of the Ring, Farewell to Lórien
Elven rope by John Howe.

Elven rope was a rope made by the Elves of Lothlórien. During the War of the Ring, when the Company of the Ring were set to depart from Lothlórien, the Galadhrim presented them with many gifts, to aid them in their quest. Among the gifts there were coils of rope. The rope was slender, but strong, silken to the touch, and grey of hue like the elven-cloaks and was able to withstand the greatest weight and was even rumored to unknot when one wished it to. The rope was made of Hithlain.