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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PITT RIVERS MUSEUM, OXFORD

Acknowledgements: I wish to thank Elizabeth Edwards, Curator Photograph and Manuscript Collections, and Claire Freeman, Curatorial Assistant, for providing assistance with items in the collections.

Photographs of string figure from Morobe Manki, Papua New Guinea

  1. Crossing hands
  2. Rolling strings around
  3. Pulling it out
  4. Holding up the finished figure

Photograph of string figure from Morobe Manki, Papua New Guinea

Photographs of string figure from Morobe Ekua, Papua New Guinea

Photograph of string figure from Bougainville Buka Tung, Papua New Guinea

Photograph of string figure from Bougainville Buka Tung, Papua New Guinea

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