A Drunken Tree

Collected by Isabel Balducci from the Eastern Toba people of Gran Chaco, Argentina. So named because of its swollen water-storing trunk, the "drunken tree" (palo borracho in Spanish) is widely known in subtropical parts of South America. The scientific name of the white-flowered species is Chorisia insignis. In North America it is often called the "White Silk Floss Tree" because of its large oval seed pods that split open when ripe to expose a fluffy mass of silky fibers.

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Step 10 - To dissolve the figure, return hands to normal position (hands level with fingers pointing upward), and with 2 pick up the string that forms the base of the collapsed triangle (the string that runs from 1n to 5f on either side of the double-walled diamond).

Release the loops from 1 and 5 and extend sharply.