In English too

HANDCUFF

 

 

HANDCUFF

COLLECTED BY
WILLIAM CUNNINGTON


 
 



 

     Very long double string
 

     A. Put the double loop
          on the L wrist.

     B. RH passes below all the
          n strings
          and catches the f strings.

     C. Rotate RH away from you.
          The Ln strings of the wrist
          and the RHf strings form
          a hanging loop.

     D. LH passes toward you
          through the loop that
          hold RH.
          Release RH.

     E. RH catches the dorsals
          strings of the L wrist,
          and draw them up

          Free at last!

Dancer

 

The dancer

collected by
DR. FURNESS








 

      A. Position 1.

     B. R1 and R2 catch L1n and
          wrap it around L1,
          anticlockwise.
 

     C. R2 enters from below into
           L1 new loop, and returns.

     D. L2 enters from above into R2,
          and pick up the R palmar string.
           R2 enters from above into L2,
           and pick up the L palmar string

           You have two loops on L1,
           one on L2, one on R1,
           two on R2 an one one 5.

     E.  Release the L hand and turn the
           R hand's palm down

     F. L1 and L5 remove from above
           toward the R hand, the upper R2.
           Then L1 remove from above the
           remaining R2.
           Return the hands in upright position.

     G. L1 and L2 catch R1f and R5n.
           Release R1.
           R1 enters into his former loop
           from above, and enters from below
           into R5.
 

     H.  L1 and L2 release the R1f et
           R5n strings.

           Caroline Extension .

 

            Rotate the palms so they
            are facing each other,
            then extend again.
 
 
 
 
 

Woodpecker


 
 

Invented by

EDD STERCHI

(WAKAHANA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.

  Put the loop on 1 and 5

You get Position 1
 
 
 
 
 
 

2.

And R2 picks up the L Palmar string
 
 

3.

L2  pick up R2f from the f side

and the R palmar string

Extend
 
 

4.

Release 1

and extend
 
 

5.

R1 passes over R2n

below R2f, over R5n

and picks up R5f
 
 

6.

L1 passes over L2 and L5n

and picks up L5f
 
 

7.

Then R1 pick up R2n

close to 2

with the help of the

 opposite hand
 
 

8.

Then R1 pick up R2n

close to 2

passing from the L hand

to the other hand

with the help of the

 opposite hand
 
 

9.

Navajo 1
 
 
 
 
 
 

10.

 Then 2 enter from above

into the triangle

near the base of 1
 
 
 

11.

Press 2 against the palm

and release 5

while turning the palms

away from you

and extend



 

Edd's House

 

House
 
 

Invented by
EDD STERCHI
(WAKAHANA)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. Opening A.
 
 

2. Then 1 pass above 2
and pick up 5n.
 
 

3. Now 345 hook down 2
the palmar string and 1f.
 
 

4.Then 1 and 2 pass toward you
above upper 1n
below 1n transverse.
Straighten 345.
 
 

You have a loop on 1
two on 2
and one on 5
 
 

5. Release 1
Don't extend
 
 

6. Then 1 enter from above into
its former loop
pass below 2²
and pick up 5l
through its own loop.
 
 
 
 

Maisonsterchi

7. Release 5.
Navaho 2.
Extend.


 

Lotus's flower/Fleur de Lotus

 

Fleur de lotus/

Lotus's flower

RECUEILLIE PAR/
COLLECTED BY

T.T. BARNARD
 
 

 
 

     A. Premier Berceau.
           Opening A.

     B. 1234 accrochent par en-haut 5.
          5 entre, par en-bas, dans la boucle
          du poignet.
          1234 remove from above 5.
          5 enters from below into the wrist's loop.

     C. D5 passe sous les deux ficelles du
          poignet, entre, par en-bas, dans D1
          et ramène vers vous 1v.
          R5 passes below both wrist's strings,
          enters from below into R1,
          and hooks up 1n.

    D. G5 entre par en-bas dans D5.
L5 enters from below into R5.

    E. 1 accroche, par en-bas, 2.
1 removes from below 2.

    F. 1 prend par en-bas 5v.
1 picks up 5n.

    G. 2 prend par en-bas 1²l.
         Libérer 5.
2 picks up
1²f.
Release 5.

    H. 5 prend par en-bas 2l,
         qui est la continuation, de
         la ficelle du poignet l.
         Libérer 1 et étendre,
         les doigts pointés loin de vous.
5 picks up 2f,
that is the continuation
of the wris't string f.
Release 1 and extend

Fleurlotus

Fruit of Lotus

 

Fruit of lotus

COLLECTED BY
T.T. BARNARD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1. Opening A.
 
 
 
 

2. Then 2345 remove from
 above 1.
And 1 enter from below
into the wrist's loop.
 
 
 
 

3. And 1 pass below both
wrist's loop
enter from below into 5
and hook up 5f.
 
 

4. And L1 enter from below
 into R1.
 
 

5. Then 5 remove from below 2.
 
 

6. And 5 pick up 1f .
 
 

7. And 2 pick up 5n².
Release 1.
 
 

8. And 1 pick up 2n
the continuation of
the wrist's R string.
 
 

9. Release 5³
and extend.

 

Fruitlotus

 

Circle/Cercle

 

Circle/CERCLE

COLLECTED BY/
RECUEILLIE PAR  

DR. BOAS

 

 

 

1. Mettre la ficelle en boucle sur 1 et 5.
Vous obtenez le Berceau Initial.
 Put the loop on 1 and 5
You get Position 1. 

 

2. Premier Berceau avec 2345.
Opening A with 2345.

 

3. Libérer 1 et étendre.
Release 1 and extend
 

 

4. Puis, 1 passe au-dessus de 2345v
et prend par en-bas 5v.
Then 1 pass above 2345n and pick up 5n.

 

5. Alors D2 prend par en-bas la ficelle palmaire G.
Then R2 picks up the L palmar string.

  

 6. G2 entre par en-haut dans D2
et prend par en-bas la ficelle palmaire D.

L2 enters from above into R2
and pick up the R palmar string.

 

7. G1 et G2 font passer la ficelle D2345
par-dessus la main D.
With L1 and L2 lift the R2345 string
over the R hand.

 

 

oeufCerclejayne 
8. D1 et D2 font passer la ficelle G2345
par-dessus la main G.
Etendre doucement.
With R1 and R2 lift the L2345 string
over the L hand.
 Extend slowly.

 

Two hips

 

 

TWO HIPS

COLLECTED BY
D. JENNESS
Version Barrow and Colville River
 Coronation Gulf Version
 
 
 

    A. Position 1.

   B. Pass 1 over 5f and below 5f.

   C. R2 pick up the L palmar string.
        L2 enter from above into R2
        and, pick up the R palmar string.

   D. 1 remove from below 2, then 5.
        The loops need to stay separated.

   E. 5 pick up lower 1f.
        5 hook down upper 1f².

   F. 2 and 3 pass between lower 2n².
       Twisting of the forefinger:
       2 pass above upper 2n,
       3 is below.
       2 and 3 pass upper2n
       through lower 2n².
       The string wind around of 2.
       Release upper 1².
 

       If you release entirely 1,
       and if you do the H. step
       you will get a mountain with a nest.
 

Montagnenid2


 


   G. R Katilluik:
          R1 remove, from below, L1.
       L1, from below, enter into
       the L1 two loops and return...
       1 pick up 2n.
       Navaho 1
       (pass the lower double loop
       over the upper simple loop,
       and release it)...
       Release the 2 loop.

        You have a loop on 1.
         5 hook down two loops
         on the palm.

Padgsealer

       You can continue here
       to do the seal hunter.
 


  H. 5 move back to take the string
       crossing his loops.
       Extend slowly.
 

 

Hanches
 
 
 
 
 

TWO HIPS

COLLECTED BY
D. JENNESS
 Coronation Gulf Version



   A. Do the A-F steps of the
        first version.

   B. R Katilluik:
          R1 remove, from below, L1.
       L1, from below, enter into
       the L1 two loops and return...
       1 pick up 2n.
       Navaho 1
       (pass the lower double loop
       over the upper simple loop,
       and release it)...
       DON'T release the loop 2.

   C. 5 move back to take the string
       crossing his loops.
 

   D. Release 2.
        Extend gently.
 

Sealer

 

 

Thanks to SCOTT

SEALER

 

COLLECTED BY
D. JENNESS






 

    A. Do the steps A-G of
         "Two hips".

Padgsealer


 
 
 

    B. 2 remove from below 1.


 

    C. 1 pick up the short transverse
         string that connect the two
         triangles.
 

         Inuit Ending:
         1 pick up 2n.
         Navajo 1.
         Release 2.
 

     D. 2 remove from below 1.

Chatsealer

         You have the hunter's cat.
          A crazy of seals.
          Don't do it with a black string.

     E. 1 pick up the upper diagonally
          string.
          Inuit Ending:
          1 pick up 2n.
          Navajo 1.
          Release 2

     F. 2 remove from below 1.

Hexagonsealer

         Yous have an hexagone.
         The hunter is living in France.

    G. You see a triangle in the middle.
          An upper corner and two lower.
          1 pick up the  string that connect
          the two lower corners.
          Inuit Ending

Sealer

         The hunter in winter
 
 
 

   H. 2 remove from below 1.
        The hunter is in the middle
         and his gloves are hooked to 2n.
        1 pick up 2n between the hunter
        and his gloves.
        Release 2.

Gantsealer

        

        No gloves
        Warming.

    I. 2 push the transverse string up.
       Index Twist:
       Introduce 3 below 1n.
       2 pass above 1n.
       Pass 1n below the
       transverse string.
       The 1v string wraps around 2.
       Release 1.

Lancesealer

       His spear sculpted in the ice
       melted.
 

   J. Release 5.

Trousealer

       No more hunter, one can go out
 
 

    I. Rotate the figure.
        R2 removes from below L1.
        L2 removes from above L5².
        L1 removes from above R5².
        Extend.

   J. Release the L hand.
       L2 enter from below into R2
       and, L1 enter from below into R1.
       Extend.

 K.  Release L1.
       Introduce L1, away from you,
       between the two n middle strings
       and the two f middle strings
       Release 2.
 
 
 

Locked

 

Locked

collected by
LANDTMANN G.





 

           Long string

     1. Put the loop, in double, on 5.

    2. R1 passes above L5 and
        picks up L5n and f.

    3. L1, above L5-R1, picks up
        R5n and f.

    4. 1 pick up  5n and f.

    5. 2 enter from above into 1,
        and hooks up 1f.

Locked2

    6. Press 3 against 2f and, turn the
        L hand toward you so you can
        see his palm.
        While you turn the R hand away
        from you.

    7. Ask to a friend to introduce a
        stick from above into the
        L1-L2 loop, then into the
        R1-R2 loop from below.
 
 

Locked

   8. Release all the fingers except 5.
 
 

One house is fine, but two....

 

One house is fine, but two....

INVENTED BY MYRIAM





 

     A. Use a longer loop.

     B. Position1.
          R1 qnd R2 catch L1n and
          wrap it around L1.
          Release R1 and R2.

     C. R1 enters from below into
          the L1 loop.
          Extend.
 

     D. R1 et R2  catch L5f and
          wrap it around L5.
          Release R1 and R2.

     E. R5 enters from below into
          the L5 loop.
          Extend.

     F. R2 picks up the palmar string L.
          L2, enter from above into L2
          and  picks up the palmar string R.

     G. 2345 dip into 1.
 

    H. 1 passes above 2345n,
         below the 2 and 5 loops, and
         pick up 2345l.

    I.  Lift the dorsal string above the hand.
 
 
 

Maisontoit1

    J.You have the house.
         (house with people top to tail)
 
 
 

Maisontoit2

    K. Release 2.
         You have the tent or the hut.
 
 

Maisontoit3Maisontoit4

   L.  Release 5.
         2345 enter into 1 from above.
         Release 1.
         Any more house.
         But why run away, there isn't bear.
         Topple over your hand toward you.
 
 

Hanouchia

 

Hanouchia

COLLECTED BY
GEORGE B. GORDON





 

    A. Position 1.

   B. 2 hooks up 1n with the help
        of 3. Separate 1 of 2.

   C. R1 picks up L1n-L2f.
        Don't extend.
        R1 passes below R1f-L2f
        and picks up R1n-R2f.
        Extend.

         You have one loop on 1,
          one on 2.
          1 and 5 share a loop.

   D. L5 enters from above
        into L2.
        And R5 passes below R2
        and enters from above
        into R1².

   E. R5 hooks down R1f while
        L5 hooks down R2f.
        Release 1² and extend.

   F. 1 passes below 5f.
        L1 enters from below into
        the loop surrounding
        L5n-L2f and hooks down
        the far string of this loop.
        R1 hooks down the
        continuation of this string
        (R2f).

   G. Rotate1 toward you and up.

   H. 2 removes from below 1.

    I. 1 passes above upper 2n,
        and picks up lower 2n.
        Release 2² .
        2 removes from below 1.
 
 
 

Hanoukia1

    J. 1 enters, toward the palm
         into the loop surounding
         the 5 strings...
         and picks up the string
         passing below the 5 strings.

         You have one loop on 1,
          one on 2.
          5 hooks down his loop.

    K. 1 picks up 2n.
          Navajo 1.
          Release 2.

     L. 2 removes from below 1.
 
 

Hanoukia2

Hanoukia3

    M. 1 hooks down 5f on either
          side of the central loop
          that encircles the 5 strings.
          Release 5.

Turtle

TURTLE

INVENTED BY
MATTHEW NICOLAI
A YUP´IK
OF KWETHLUK
ALASKA
 
 


 
 

 


 

       A. Put the loop on 1 and 2.
 

     B. 5 passes below 2f, then 1n
          and pushes back this
          string below 2f.

     C. 5 hook down 2f.

         You got the Opening C.

     D. Put the R hand in front of
          the L hand.
          The R palm faces you.

     E. R2 passes below L1f-L2n's
          string.
          Dont' extend.

     F. L1 passes below R1f-R2n's
          string.
 

    G. Extend drawing L1
          through L2, and R2
          through R1.

          You have a loop on 1 and
           one on 2.
           5 hook down his loop.

     H. 3 passes between 2 and 5,
          and removes from below 1
          hooking it on the palm.

       I. 1, "from above", remove 3.
 
      J. Pass 1 below 5 and pick
          up 5f drawing it
          through 1.
          Release 5.

          You have a loop on 1
           and one on 2.

     K. 5, below 2 and 1f, hook
           down 1v.
           Release 1.
 
           You have below two loops
           round 5l. A loop is
           hanging on 2v.

      L. L1, from the near side,
           passes between the loops
           surrounding  5f and pick
           up the left string.
 

     M. L1, from the near side,
           enters into the L2n's
           hanging loop, and pick
           up the right string.

      N. L1, from below, pick up
           L2n (near L2).

     O.  Navaho L1:
           Lift both lower loops over
           the upper loop and release
           them.
           Release L2.

 

       P. Extend and arrange to
            have the wonderful

Tortue
            "Turtle"
            of Matthew Nicolai.

 

The beautiful star of the frog king

 

THE BEAUTIFUL STAR
OF THE FROG KING
 

INVENTED BY BALOO (8 ans)
 AND MYRIAM (40 ans)
 
 

Tortue

            A. Do the Matthew Nicolai's
           turtle/turtle.

      B. Put the figure on a flat
           surface.

     C. Introduce 2 into the space
          between the head and the
           turtle's back....

           ...and introduce 1
           into the space between
           the paws. Extend.
 
 

 

Papillongrand

Yous have the butterfly
 
 
 
 
 

Roigrenouille

          D. Ask a friend to lift
            a middle's string over 1n,
            and another over 2n.
            Extend together.
            You have the frog or the
            star.
 
 

 

Etoilecoloree


 

Gibbet

 

Gibbet

 

Easy to understand
complete ayatori
by Ayatori Research
Society
YUKI SHOBO 1993







 

        Short string
 

 

Balai1 1


 

    A. Position 1.
        R2 picks up the palmar
        string L...
        and returning rotates
        a full turn away from you
        three times, to twist his loop.
 

 

Balai2 1

   B. L2 enters into the R2 loop,
        from above, and picks up
        the palmar string R.

   C. Release R1 and R5.

Balai3 1
You have the broom




 

   D. The R hand removes from
         above L2. The loop slips off
         onto the R's wrist.

   E. Release R2.
        Extend.

Ouvreboite
You have the can-opener


 

   F.  If you display the figure
        vertically, you can see a
        house with a smoking
        chimney.
        But if you loosen the
        tension, then you will see
 

 

Pendu
  The hanged's rope




 

   G. Release the RH.
        Draw onto the L1n and
        L5l's strings to pass the
        former RH loop through
        the loop of the hanged's
        rope.
 

 

Gibet


 

   H. Draw gently the long
         hanging loop with RH...
 
 
 

Let the festivities begin

Let the festivities begin

NEW AYATORI
HIROSHI NOGUCHI
1997

AND

String figures in Japan II
by
HIROSHI NOGUCHI
Bulletin of String
Figures Association
N 9 1983
edited by
P. D. NOBLE AND
HIROSHI NOGUCHI




 

     A. Opening A.
         2345 enter from above
         into 1.
         Pass 1n over the hands.

    B. 1 passes above 2345n
         and removes fom below 2.
 

    C. D1 et D2 catch the L2345
         loop , pass it above L2345
         and put it on L3.
         Release R1 and R2.
         Do the same with the
         other hand.

    D. 5 passes above 4f
         and pick up 5n.

    E. Navaho 5.
         Pass the transverse string
         5f above 5, with the help
         of the others fingers.

    F. Release 1.
 

 

Piedsclown

You have the les
clown's feet


 

 

    G. 1 pick up all the strings.

    H. R3 pick up the lower
         palmar string L.
         L3 enter from above into
         R3, and pick up
         the lower  palmar string R.

     I. Release 1².

     J. Release 5.

Masquehy
You have the mask




 

    K. 1 remove from below 2².

    L. 2345 hook down 1f².
         Release 1.

   M. 1 and 2 draw the round's
         sides to enlarge it.
         Extend..
 

 

Tv

You have the television.

 

The mustache of the cat

 

THE MUSTACHES
OF THE CAT

Invented by Lenny
(11 years old)

followed by
BUTTERFLY
with halo
and a gossip mouth

 Invented by Myriam
(40 years old)









 

        A. Opening A.

    B. 1, passes above 2

Moustache2

         and,
         from below removes 5.

Moustache3

    C. Navajo 1.

Moustache4

 

    D. Extend.

Moustache5

You have Mustache
Put it under your nose

    E. 5, passes above 2,
         and pick up 1f.

    F. Opening A.

    G. Navaho 2.
         Extend, the fingers away
         from you.
 

 

Aureole

 You have Butterfly
with halo or candy


 
 

    H. Put the figure, fingers
          down.
         Introduce the R hand
         into the right wing, and
         the L hand,  into the
         left wing.

     I. Extend and rotate the
         hands, to open and shut
         the mouth.
 

 

Piplet
You have the gossip
 mouth

Canoe with its Sails

 

Canoe with its Sails

COLLECTED BY
     H. C. ET H. E. MAUDE

      (String Figures
       from Gilbert Islands)





 

          Long loop

    A. Opening A.

   B. 2 removes, from below, 1.

   C. 1 enters, from above, into
        lower 2 and removes from
        below, 5.

   D. 5 enters, from above, into
        upper 2, passes below
        lower 2, and removes from
        below 1.

        You have two loops on 2
         and one on 5.

   E. 1 passes over lower 2,
        behind upper 2f, and
         removes from
        above upper 2.

   F. 1 enters, from above, into 2
        and picks up 5n.

   G. Extension Caroline.

Canoe2



 

Venus

 

Venus (Kõpu)

COLLECTED
by ANDERSEN
J.C. ANDERSEN

Wellington, New Zealand
       published on behalf of the author
        by the Board of Maori ethnological reseach
1927
173 pp








 

              VERY LONG LOOP
 

      A. Opening A.

    B. 1 passes above 2n,
         and picks up 2f.

    C. 3 passes above 2n,
         and picks up 1f.
         Release 1².

    D. 1 passes above 2n,
         below 2f and 3, and
         removes from below 5.

         You have one loop on 1,
          one on 2 and one on 3.

    E. 1 enters, from below, into 2.
         1 and 2 catch 3n.
         Release 3. Then release 2.

    F. 345 enter, toward you,
         into the both loops.

    G. Put the loop, holded by
         1 and 2 on 1.
         2 enters, away from you
         into 1345².
         Release 1. Extend, with
         2 up, 1 down and 345
         bent.

Venus


 

A spoiled king

THE RIVER,
THE FISHERMAN
AND THE SALMON

COLLECTED BY
G. B. GORDON
FROM

  THE TLINGIT
INDIENS

followed
BIG FISH
AND
 
 
 

A SPOILED KING
(continuation invented by
Myriam)











 

    A. Do the river, the fisherman
        and the salmon up to step R.

   B. Then, make the big fish.

        

R1 and R2 catch between them the only
transverse string that don´t
  go through the "fish".

  They put this string on L1 so it will be
the lower loop in L1.

  R1 and R2 release the string.

  R1 and R2 catch the L1 upper loop.

  Release the two loops on L1.

R1 and R2 put again the loop, they caught,
on L1.
Extend.

  You see two mountains, a river and the fish.
Release R5.. Extend.
 


 
 

 

Grospoisson










 

     C.  L2 enters, toward you,
         between the X´s upper legs.
         L3 enters, toward you,
         between the X´s lower legs.

   D. Bent L2 and L3 on the palm.
        Release L1 and L5.
 
 
 

Roi
   You have the king










 

   E. R1 and R23 catch the
        L2  and L3´s loop.
        Release L2 and L3.

   F. L1 enters, toward you, into
        the lower loop.
        L5 enters, toward you, into
        the upper loop.
        R1 and R23 release the
        loops.
 

   G. Release R1.
         R1 and R5 pick up
         the string, passing over the
         strings of the hanging loop.

   H.  Opening A.
         1, over 2n, picks up 2l.

     I. Navajo 1.
         Release 5.
 
 
 

You have from one side

Arretes
the fish´s bones
and
from the other the

Piedspecheur
 fisherman´feet.

OR

   H. Opening A.
         1 picks up 2n.
         Navaho 1.
         5 picks up 2f.
         Navaho 1.

     I. Release 2.

     J. R1 removes from above L1
         R5 removes from above L5
         L1 removes from below L5

   K. Caroline Extension.

Maisonpoisson
 The house

OR

H. Opening A.
1, above 2n, picks up 2f.
5 picks up 2n.
Navaho 5 and 1.

I. Release 2.

J. R1 removes from above L1
R5 removes from above L5
L1 removes from below L5

K. Caroline Extension.

Maisonpoisson2
The house upside down.

 

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