Thumb-Cutting Trick

Collected by Julia Averkieva from the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) of Vancouver Island, Canada.

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Step 6 - R1 and R2 remove and release all three L2 loops; R hand grasps both strings of the long hanging loop and pulls down sharply; in doing so L1 slips free as if the strings cut through it.