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International String Figure Association

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

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.

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Me Human, You Alien

http://www.magicdragon.com/EmeraldCity/extraterrestrials/alien1.html

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.

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Rain Forest String Figures From Guyana

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/1414/guy.htm

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.

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String Figures

http://www.whimsical-workshop.mb.ca/string.html

Brian Cox, the Incredible Stringman, tells a story called "Going Fishing" illustrated with string figures. Photos and text of his performance.

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String Figures and Shamanism

http://www.huna.org/html/string.html

An essay by Lois Stokes, with speculations on the role of string figures in Hawaiian culture.

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Strings On Your Fingers

http://www.gardendigest.com/string/index.htm

Michael P. Garofalo does presentations on string figures art, and performances of string figures, catches, and tricks in Northern California and Southern Oregon. Includes a recommended reading list and bibliography for string figures.

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The Mathematics and Origin of String Figures

http://website.lineone.net/~m.p/sf/menu.html

Trivial knot theory, history, and a few new designs by the author, Martin Probert.

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WWW Collection of Favorite String Figures

http://www.alysion.org/string.htm

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.

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Yahoo! Groups Stringfigures

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/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).

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