Talking about strings: The language of string figure-making in a Sepik society in Papua New Guinea
The practice of making string figures, often called cat�s cradle, can be found all over the world and is particularly widespread in Melanesia. It has been studied by anthropologists, linguists and mathematicians. For the latter, the ordered series of moves and the resultant string figures represent cognitive processes that form part of a practice of recreational mathematics. Modern anthropology is interested in the social and cultural aspects of string figures, including their associations...[Show more]
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