Table of Contents - Volume 2, number 2 (June 1997) - 24 pages
This simple figure is a "catch" requiring the finger of a second player. Your friend's finger represents the cockroach.
Without warning, release the index loops and extend the figure sharply. You just caught a cockroach!
You can rock the hammock by pivoting your wrists!
In this net-like figure, the central diamond represents the Sun; the other strings represent rays.
The sun can be made to "set" by releasing the index loops and repeating the extension.
The index fingers are inserted into the design to improve the symmetry.
The dancehouse is rectangular. The loops encircling the lower frame string represent women; the loops encircling the upper frame strings represent men. In a traditional Inuit dancehouse (qagge), the people sing and dance to the beat of a drum. The free loop near the left hand represents the drum.
Although not as numerous as string figures, string tricks are found almost everywhere string figures are found. By their very nature, string tricks are intended to surprise, amaze, confuse, entertain, or perplex the spectator. These three simple tricks have no names. Only the penultimate stage of each trick is shown here.
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