The Survival, Origin and Mathematics of String Figures

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The purpose of GuineaFlower.org is to put back online Mr. Martin Probert's account of The Survival, Origin and Mathematics of String Figures.

 

This is work of c. 1998 - 2003, and the last light revision was made in 2013. The original appearance of The Website is retained.

 

In 2018 there appeared Mr. Martin Probert's study of The String Figures of Malawi. Any supplementary material will also appear here.

 

The Games of Malawi forms part of a related website. It offers a broader account that may be of interest to readers.

 

GuineaFlower.org is called after one of the many evocative names for the Snake's-head Fritillary (fritillaria meleagris).

GuineaFlower.org was last revised on 31st May 2020.