rudygodinez:

Edward W. Gifford, Central Miwok Cat’s Cradles, Series of Eight Photographs, (1933)
(Explanation of the plates from top left)
Figure 1.  Gopher (sowatü) or mole (tumilü), just before releasing string from thumb. 
Figure 2. Gopher (sowatü) or mole (tumilü), string released from thumb and pulled, causing it to come from fingers.
Figure 3. Bark house (umutca), preliminary stage.
Figure 4. Bark house (umutca), complete.
Figures 5, 6. Girl baby (eselu osa), complete. 
Figure 7. Boy baby (eselu naña), preliminary stage.
Figure 8. Boy baby (eselu naña), complete. 

rudygodinez:

Edward W. Gifford, Central Miwok Cat’s Cradles, Series of Eight Photographs, (1933)

(Explanation of the plates from top left)

Figure 1.  Gopher (sowatü) or mole (tumilü), just before releasing string from thumb. 

Figure 2. Gopher (sowatü) or mole (tumilü), string released from thumb and pulled, causing it to come from fingers.

Figure 3. Bark house (umutca), preliminary stage.

Figure 4. Bark house (umutca), complete.

Figures 5, 6. Girl baby (eselu osa), complete. 

Figure 7. Boy baby (eselu naña), preliminary stage.

Figure 8. Boy baby (eselu naña), complete.