A Six-Pointed Star

Mr. Cox also secured this figure from the Pueblo Indian, Antonio Abeita, from Isleta, New Mexico. It is known to the Klamath Indians. A finished pattern preserved in the Philadelphia Free Museum of Science and Art (No. 25730), collected by Mr. Stuart Culin from the Tewas at Isleta, is labelled pah-rhu-la = a Star.


This figure is formed from the "Brush House," by the second person releasing the loops which he has been holding up, and pulling out in opposite directions the straight strings at the sides of the figure (Fig. 702).

Fig. 702

String Figure Notation (SFN)

  1. Make Brush House
  2. B re S, kl, gr n & fSS at center, ex