A better question would be who invented the whip. No one is completely sure who invented it. The whip appeared in history over 3,000 years ago (as of 2013) in ancient Egyptian and Chinese societies.Whips have surfaced many times in history, used to drive cattle, abuse slaves, and even as offhand weapons. In fact, the whip has been used so much and so long ago that its exact date and inventor have been lost to time.
In the old days where there was no plastic:Thumb-width leather straps were wrapped around a center rod. Later, braided straps were added to form the 'tails':======<The < part is where the 'tails' would extend from, and the = is the rod with the leather wrapped around it.For an actual video on how they are made:science.discovery.com/tv-shows/how-its-made/videos/how-its-made-whips.htm