String Figures and How to Make Them 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 ancient form of amusement, that it is practiced in all parts of the globe, and is especially po... more »pular among primitive tribes. And you probably didn't realize what a great variety of figures can be formed by a simple 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. It is the only book on the subject in English that gives a thorough and readily understandable treatment, so that a beginner can follow the steps and make the figures without the help of a teacher.« less