A Flower

Collected by Will Wirt from a student attending Navajo Mountain High School, Utah. "Flower" is a hybrid string figure that combines the beginning of the Navajo "Butterfly" with the ending of the Navajo "Carrying Wood".

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Step 4 - A single transverse string passes across the upper surface of the design; 5, through 1 loop from below, hooks down this string.

Release 1 loop.

1, from the fingertip side, removes 5 loop.

Extend with palms facing away to reveal a "flower" with six petals.