This figure was obtained for me by Mr. John L. Cox, at Hampton, Virginia., from a Klamath Indian, Emma jackson, from Oregon.
The finished pattern is practically the same as the pattern of "Many Stars," the end diamonds of the middle row, however, are not looped to the diamonds of the upper row, as in "Many Stars," but the strings merely cross each other at these points. If, in the Second movement, you pick up the near little finger string with the thumb, instead of the far index string, the "Many Stars" pattern will be formed. Apparently the methods of forming the two figures are very different, only the Fourth movement being the same in both; yet, if you examine them closely, you will notice that the Third movement of the "Owl's Net" accomplishes the turning over of the middle finger loop (originally the thumb loop) observed in the Fifth movement of "Many Stars"; the Fifth movement of the "Owl's Net" merely shifts the loops to other fingers; the Sixth and Eighth movements of the "Owl's Net" together produce the same results as the Sixth movement of "Many Stars"; and the Seventh movement in both figures, although done differently, twists the side strings in precisely the same manner.
The methods used in the "Owl's Net" exhibit the highest type of native skill. Every movement is carried on by both hands simultaneously, and there is no arranging of loops on the one hand by the fingers of the other hand.