A Hunter Stalking a Seal

Collected by Guy Mary-Rousselière from the Inuit (Eskimo) people of Pelly Bay, Nunavut, Canada. When stalking seals in the winter, Inuit hunters concealed themselves behind a screen of white cloth that slid on the ice. After poking a rifle muzzle through a small hole in the screen, the hunter would approach the seal by crawling on his elbows and knees, pushing the screen ahead of him.

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Step 6 - Release the L2 loop, point fingers away from you, then release the R2 loop.

Extend partially.

To improve the final design, temporarily withdraw R1 from the loop it shares with R5, then with R1 and R2 tug on the two short strings that run from L1f to L5f; after releasing them, reinsert R1 into the R5 loop and extend fully.

You have a (headless) hunter resting on his elbows and knees; the oblique strings that cross the L5 loop represent the hunter's forearms; the oblique strings that cross the L1 loop represent his back; the "knot" that surrounds the upper frame string represents the hunter's raised feet.