Life saving string story: Aymara weavers plug holes in hearts

From AJ+, videos from Al Jazeera

I love this story, such the perfect illustration of what I call tradigital stories, where there is an intervention of binary-code empowered contemporary technology, fused with and inextricable linked with a traditional technological art.

It’s like the story of the pilots crash-landing or parachuting into New Guinea, during World War II, and routinely being killed by the locals, until someone suggested each pilot be given a loop of string and taught a few string figures, with the instruction to begin immediately to show their figures to anyone they encounter. Reportedly, many lives were saved. Yes!

Fiber arts save lives!

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