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{March 22nd, 2008}
Variations on a Caribou: String Figure Lore & Its Preservation

The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Information is pleased to announce:

Variations on a Caribou: String Figure Lore & Its Preservation
A Presentation by Mark Sherman, Director of the International String Figure Association

String figures are designs woven on the hands with a loop of string, and their astonishing complexity both in construction and meaning is the subject of a presentation by Mark Sherman of the ISFA addressing the knowledge & rituals of the string figure tradition & the challenges faced in collecting & preserving its rich lore.

Mr. Sherman & the ISFA provided invaluable contributions to the exhibit "Fairly Safely Venture: Cat's Cradles & their Venerable Collectors," now on view at the Museum of Jurassic Technology.

Saturday, March 22nd, 8:00 p.m.

Foshay Masonic Lodge
9635 Venice Blvd, Culver City CA 90232

Followed by a reception at
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
9341 Venice Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

$15 General admission / $12 Museum members, students, seniors

String figures are designs woven on the hands with a loop of string, and their astonishing complexity both in construction and meaning is the subject of a presentation by Mark Sherman of the ISFA addressing the knowledge & rituals of the string figure tradition & the challenges faced in collecting & preserving its rich lore.

Mr. Sherman & the ISFA provided invaluable contributions to the exhibit "Fairly Safely Venture: Cat's Cradles & their Venerable Collectors," now on view at the Museum of Jurassic Technology.

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