Tao Ta 16

One of seventeen contemporary string figures created by Masahiko Eguchi of Japan. All utilize techniques from the island of Tikopia, where the word Tao means "hold" (one or more strings) and the word Ta means "manipulate" (one or more strings).

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Step 3 - Rotate 2 a full turn away from you to introduce a full twist into its loop.

(Hint: To prevent the 2 loop from falling off during the rotation, pass 1 under the 2 loop, then press its tip against the tip of 2 as you do the rotation.)