String Figures and How to Make Them

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Fullest, clearest instruction on string figures from wide variety of cultures around the world: Eskimo, Navajo, Lapp, Europe, many others. Create such imaginative figures as a cat's cradle, a moving spear, a bolt of lightning, pointed stars and much more. 950 illustrations.
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Fullest, clearest instruction on string figures from wide variety of cultures around the world: Eskimo, Navajo, Lapp, Europe, many others. Create such imaginative figures as a cat's cradle, a moving spear, a bolt of lightning, pointed stars and much more. 950 illustrations.
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Table of Contents

I. Distribution of String Figures
  Native Names
  Methods First Recorded
  Ethnological Value of String Games
  Relations of Finished Patterns Made by Different Races
  Relations of Native Methods
  How String Figures are Made
  Different Openings
  Nomenclature Adopted
  Typical Movements Described
  Explanation of the Descriptions and the Drawings
II. "Opening Movements, Known as First Position and Opening A"
  Figures Beginning with Opening A
  An Apache Door
  Fighting Head-Hunters
  A Sunset
  Osage Diamonds
  Osage Two Diamonds
  Dressing a Skin
  A Fish-Speak
  A Sea-Snake
  A Kingfish
  Bagobo Diamonds
  Bagobo Two Diamonds
III. Figures Beginning with Opening A (Continued)
  Many Stars
  An Owl
  A Second Owl
  A Third Owl
  Seven Bars
  Two-Horned Star
  Two Coyotes
  Big Star
  North Star
  Carrying Wood
  Owl's Net
  Two Elks
  A Rabbit
  The Sun
IV. Figures Beginning with Opening A (Continued)
  A Well
  Fence Around a Well
  A Crab
  A Trigger Fish
  Rattlesnake and a Boy
  Two Skunks
  Two Foxes
  Two Squirrels
  Leashing of Lochiel's Dogs
  Two Hogans
  A Cariboo
  A Circle
  Two Stars
  Casting the Fish-Spear
  An Arrow
  A Porcupine
V. Figures Beginning with Opening A (Continued)
  A Caroline Islands Catch
  Circles and Triangles
  Ten Men
  A Variation of Ten Men
  Caroline Islands Triangles
  Carrying Money
  House of the Blos-Bird
  Three Stars
  No Name
  A Man
  Two Chiefs
  A Man and a Bed
  A Palm Tree
  A Canoe with Two Masts
  A House
  Figures Beginning with a Modification of Opening A--W--M
VI. Figures which Do Not Begin with Opening A
  A Bow
  A Butterfly
  A Worm
  Twin Stars
  A Lizard
  Little Fishes
  Storm Clouds
  One Hogan
  An Apache Teepee
  Tallow Dips
  One Chief
  Caroline Islands Diamonds
  A Turtle
  Ten Times
VII. Figures which Do Not Begin with Opening A (Continued)
  Pigmy Diamonds
  A Mouth
  Two Little Boys Running Away
  A Little Fish that Hides in the Mud
  A Little Boy Carrying Wood
  A Second Worm
  A Brush House
  A Six-Pointed Star
  The Breastbone and Ribs
  A Bird's-Nest
  Two Boys Fighting for an Arrow
  Flint and Steel
  The Real Cat's-Cradle
VIII. Tricks and Catches
  A Torres Straits Lizard
  The Mouse
  A Dravidian Trick
  A Finger Catch
  A Fly on the Nose
  A Thumb Catch
  Will You have a Yam?
  Threading a Closed Loop
  A Saw Mill
IX. A Few Eskimo and Indian Games from Alaska
  Figures Known only from the Finished Patterns
  Nauru Figures
  Eskimo Figures
  Hawaiian Figures
  A Zuni Figure
  Australian Figures
X. Geographical Distribution of String Figures g Figures
  A Few Invented Figures
  The Scarab
  The Lozenge
  The Square
  Variation of Coral
  Two Dolphins
  Variation of the Crab
  Second Variation of Ten Men
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2000

    La bible des jeux de ficelle

    Voici un livre complet qui vous permettra de progresser rapidement. Il contient à peu près 128 figures dont 11 tours de ficelle. Pas mal non? N.B.:Les explications pour le papillon ne sont pas correctes!

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