String Figures and How to Make Them: A Study of Cat's-Cradle in Many Lands. With an Ethnological Introduction by Alfred C. Haddon. Illustrated.

By: Jayne, Caroline Furness.

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Octavo, illus. green wrappers, (softbound), xxiii, 407 pp, index, bibliography. Very Good+, with light shelfwear. Includes 17 b & w ports. of contributing natives of various ethnologic backgrounds, 950 step-by-step figures. 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...The description of each figure and the process of making it is accompanied by several simply drawn sketchesthat show each distinct step as it would be viewed by the person making the figure...Besides those who simply wnat to use the book as a source of amusement, the book will be of great interest to anthropologists and collectors of string figures, since it greatly increases the knowledge of string games and their distribution around the world.

Title: String Figures and How to Make Them: A Study of Cat's-Cradle in Many Lands. With an Ethnological Introduction by Alfred C. Haddon. Illustrated.

Author Name: Jayne, Caroline Furness.

Categories: Games,

Publisher: New York: Dover Publications, Inc., [1962].:

Seller ID: 50150s