String Figures

A string figure is a design formed by manipulating string on, around, and using one's fingers or sometimes between the fingers of multiple people. String figures may also involve the use of the mouth, wrist, and feet. They may consist of singular images or be created and altered as a game or as part of a story involving various figures made in sequence. (from wikipedia)


International String Figure Association - The primary goal of ISFA is to gather, preserve, and distribute string figure knowledge so that future generations will continue to enjoy this ancient pastime.

Top Web Sites

Strings on Your Fingers - String figures, tricks, catches, knots, and designs. - String figures as it relates to Hawai'i and its culture

World Wide Webs - String figures from around the world

Wikipedia - History of string figures

Educational Resources

The Survival, Origin and Mathematics of String Figures - A resource discussing knot theory

Vendors - They sell nice rainbow string

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