String Figure Magazine
Table of Contents - Volume 1, number 2 (June 1996) - 24 pages
- Getting Started - fingers, loops, strings, and commands (pages 1-4) - an introduction to words and symbols commonly used in string figure instructions.
- Czechoslovakian Flag (pages 5-6) - invented by Jun Maekawa, Japan. Mr. Maekawa has invented an entire series of flag string figures.
- Tree Hole (pages 7-8) - collected by Gunther Tessmann from the Chama people of northeast Peru.
- Two Female Spirits (pages 9-11) - collected by Olaf Blixen from the people of Easter Island (Rapa Nui). The two spirits are named "Kuha and Rati." They are trying to seduce and capture the soul of Ure, the island's local prankster.
- A Flock of Kingfishers (pages 12-15) - collected by Sir Raymond Firth from the Polynesian people of Tikopia.
- Two Ptarmigans (pages 16-18) - collected by G. B. Gordon from the Inuit people of the Bering Strait, Alaska. Ptarmigans are Arctic birds belonging to the grouse family. The ptarmigan with a tail (center) is male; the other, female.
- An Bridge (pages 19-24) - invented by Mark Sherman, Pasadena, California. A variation of the traditional Kwakiutl figure "Two Trees."
- Resources (inside back cover) - learning more about the string figures in this issue.
Last updated April 2, 1997
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