A Wanderer

Created by Tom Storer, based on instructions published by Hiroshi Noguchi. In this simple but effective string trick a loop shifts from finger to finger, much like a wanderer drifting from place to place.

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Instructions are from: Bulletin of String Figures Association, no. 16 (1988), supplemental issue in two parts.

This string trick is a great story telling prop. Besides a wanderer, it might represent shifting the blame, spreading gossip, sharing food, or passing the baton in a relay race. Can you think of other names?