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String Figures and how to make them-A Study of Cat's Craddle in Many Lands
String Figures and how to make them-A Study of Cat's Craddle in Many Lands Author:Caroline Furness Jayne At some time in your youth, no doubt, you took a loop of string and made a "Cat's Cradle", a "Jacob's Ladder", or some other type of figure by looping and crossing the string between the fingers. But perhaps you were not aware that this is actually an acient form of amusement, that it is practised in all parts of the globe, and is especially pop... more »ular among primitive tribes. And you probably didn't realize what a great variety of figures can be formed by a single loop of string.
This book describes, in a simple and easy-to-follow manner, how to make no less than 107 different string figures, just as they are made in their land of origin.« less