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WWW Collection of Favorite String Figures
Instructions using string figure notation and prose descriptions, along with diagrams and some
video clips. Features twelve beginner-level figures, followed by others of increasing difficulty,
and a directory of performers.

http://www.alysion.org/string.htm
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By Hook or By Book
An excerpt from a murder mystery novel by D. R. Meredith. The victim is murdered by one of several
string figure enthusiasts, over a newly-found manuscript by Caroline F. Jayne.

http://www.femmesfatalesauthors.com/drm-chap.htm
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String Games
Illustrated instructions for making the Butterfly string figure. [HTML and PDF versions]
http://www.lafete.org/new/a_c/e_fac/ac_021/acE_021E.htm
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String Figures
Britt Scharringhausen's instructions for making several figures, collected from around the world,
and a glossary of terms used to describe the steps.

http://www.astro.cornell.edu/~brs/strfigs/
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World Wide Webs - String Figures from Around the World
Richard Darsie's instructions (with photographs) for making a wide variety of string figures
popular with native cultures throughout the world, organized by "families" and rated
according to difficulty. He provides bibliographical references to sources.

http://www.darsie.net/string/
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Yahoo! Groups Stringfigures
Registered members of this group are interested in describing and illustrating string figures for
publication on the web at WWW Collection of Favorite String Figures. They are also developing a
system of string figure notation (SFN).

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stringfigures/
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String Figures Depict the Universe
An excerpt of two illustrations from "Artists in String" by Kathleen Haddon; a book
showing how different cultures express information using a loop of string.

http://www.adh.bton.ac.uk/schoolofdesign/MA.COURSE/LVLString.html
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Me Human, You Alien
How to talk to an extraterrestrial, using a handful of coins, a loop of string, a flashlight, and
two magnets. This is an excerpt from a book entitled "The Handbook of UFO Contact" by
Jonathan Vos Post.

http://www.magicdragon.com/EmeraldCity/extraterrestrials/alien1.html
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String Figures and Shamanism
An essay by Lois Stokes, with speculations on the role of string figures in Hawaiian culture.
http://www.huna.org/html/string.html
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Strings On Your Fingers
Michael P. Garofalo does presentations on string figures art, and performances of string figures,
catches, and tricks in Northern California and Southern Oregon. His site has a recommended reading
list and bibliography for string figures.

http://www.gardendigest.com/string/index.htm
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The Mathematics and Origin of String Figures
Trivial knot theory, history, and a few new designs by the author, Martin Probert.
http://website.lineone.net/~m.p/sf/menu.html
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String Figures
Brian Cox, the Incredible Stringman, tells a story called "Going Fishing" illustrated
with string figures. Photos and text of his performance.

http://www.whimsical-workshop.mb.ca/string.html
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Rain Forest String Figures From Guyana
Photographs taken on a canoe trip along the upper Essequibo River in extreme southern Guyana. Some
of the Wai Wai and Wapishana guides and boatmen demonstrated a few string figures for the author.

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1414/guy.htm
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String Figures
Illustrated instructions for making the "Jacob's Ladder" (animated), "Two Mountains
and a Stream" and "Walking Sticks" figures.

http://home.eznet.net/~stevemd/stringar.html
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International String Figure Association
The ISFA works to gather, preserve, and distribute string figure knowledge for future generations
to enjoy this ancient pastime. They have a list of publications, an invitation to become a member,
a mailing list, and links to related web sites. Of particular interest are the detailed
instructions for making figures collected in 1924 by Diamond Jenness in the Canadian Arctic.

http://www.isfa.org/isfa.htm
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