String Figures

Last week I posted about Cat’s Cradle the best known string figure game. These games are common among indigenous populations in a number of different countries including those found the Canada’s Arctic.

There are lots of other figures that can be made either on your own or with a partner.

The Interernational String Figure Association has preserved many different string figures on their website.  From 2008 – 2013 they posted a string figure of the month in a Windows Media Player file.

Alternatively, you can search YouTube fore String Figures and find lots of videos like this one:


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