Museums and other institutions with string figure artefacts

- an inventory of string figures mounted on card, string figures on film, string figure photographs, and recordings of string figure songs

Compiled by Martin Probert

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IWF WISSEN UND MEDIEN gGmbH, GÖTTINGEN, GERMANY
(formerly "Institut für den Wissenschaftlichen Film")

Acknowledgement: It is a pleasure to thank Paul Feindt for his generous assistance in drawing my attention to many additional films in the IWF archive, and for providing detailed descriptions of the films, and to Elke Geilhaupt for providing details of the availability of film, video and DVD copies.

Film: Micronesians (Gilbert Islands, Tabiteuea) - String Figures
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Film: Micronesians (Gilbert Islands, Onotoa) - String Figures

Film: Polynesians (Ellice Islands, Niutao) - String Figures

Film: Central Europe, Basel-Land - String Figures

Film: Krahó (Brazil, Tocantins Region) - String Figures

Film: Polar Eskimo (North Greenland, Thule District) - String Figures

Film: Eipo (West New Guinea, Central Highlands) - Playing Cats Cradle

Film: Trobriands (East New Guinea, Trobriand Islands, Kaile'una) - String Figures
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Film: Indian Cultures in the Frontier Region between Bolivia and Brazil

Film: Arts and Crafts in Northeastern Angola

Film: The Issansu, Peasants and Cattle Breeders in the Undrained Region of German East Africa - Anthropological Types, Technical Achievements, Games, Music

Film: Ata Kiwan ("People of the Mountains") in the Solor-Alor Archipelago (East Indonesia) 3. Mime and Dance

Film: Life among the Taulipang of Guiana - Film Documents from the Year 1911

Film: Ngoora - The Camping Place

Film: Netsilik Eskimos - At the Winter Sea-Ice Camp

Film: Netsilik Eskimos - Fishing at the Stone Weir

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