Miwok string figures
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"String figures, or string stories, have been found in every indigenous culture on the six populated continents. String figures from arctic and sub-arctic cultures have been considered by the International String Figure Association the most difficult string figures to construct in the entire world. As recently as five years ago, there were only four people in the state of Alaska (all Alaska Natives) who knew a large number of string figures. Recently, those four have worked hard to re-IGNITE this type of traditional storytelling."
books on string figures: stringfigurerstore