String Figures and how to Make Them: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands

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Courier Dover Publications, 1962 - Games - 407 pages
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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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Review: String Figures and How to Make Them: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands

User Review  - Amanda Coder - Goodreads

A very cool book from an anthropological view. detailed instructions are given for the figures, and there are some wonderful plate images from different cultures and tribes represented in the book ... Read full review

Review: String Figures and How to Make Them: A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands

User Review  - Zara Brumana - Goodreads

Clearly, this is something that I could read all the way through, as I have done with the historical bits on how string figures came to be. I will be going back to it over and over again as I learn to ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER II
10
CHAPTER III
48
CHAPTER IV
85
CHAPTER V
142
CHAPTER VII
276
Tricks and CatchesA Torres Straits LiiardHangingThe MouseA Dravidian
337
A Few Eskimo and Indian Games from AlaskaFigures Known only from
358
CHAPTER X
386
BIBLIOGRAPHY
396
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