Table of Contents - Volume 3, number 4 (December 1998) - 24 pages
Since most modern city dwellers will fail to appreciate what this figure represents to the people of the Guyana rain forest, we've renamed it Megaphone. Display the figure vertically and it becomes an Ice Cream Cone. Invert the cone and it becomes a Pylon.
This figure represents dry brush awaiting a flame. To simulate ignition, a helper inserts his hand into the central diamond. The maker then releases his right hand and jerks the figure to the left. The figure (tinder) disintegrates, but the helper's hand (flame) remains.
The narrow rectangle in the center represents a boundary trench made in time of war, or a line of demarcation between lands of neighboring chiefs.
This amusing figure is a variation of Tea Cup and Saucer. In Japan it is known as Mask.
For years Yukio Shishido has been creating highly original geometric string figures. This football-shaped 3D figure is called Flying Saucer.
This wonderfully realistic figure is known throughout northern Alaska and parts of northern Canada.
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