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One continuous loop: making and meaning in the string figures of Yirrkala

McKenzie, Robyn Elizabeth

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At some point in their history most cultures probably made string figures (otherwise known as cat’s cradles): patterns or designs constructed on the hands with a single continuous loop of string. First noted by European travellers in Australia and New Zealand, in the later nineteenth century anthropologists began to collect string figure repertoire from various indigenous peoples around the world. In the Australian Museum in Sydney there are 192 string figures...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 2016
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/111068

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