Chochaio Bird

Collected by Father Raymund from the people of Palau. Reconstructed by Mark Sherman. The full title of this string figure is "A chochaío (bird) from the house of Augeloi, with a plucked-apart tail and rumpled feathers."

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Written Instructions (String Length: 2 spans)

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Step 1 - Place loop on 1 and 5; L2 picks up R palmar string; R2, through L2 loop from above, picks up L palmar string; extend.

You have Opening B.

Note: You can form this figure from Opening A too, but the string crossings at the center of the design will differ.