Story vines

"A story vine is a story visually displayed through representations on a braided vine or rope, held in the hand of the storyteller, and used to tell a story or events. Representations may include objects, pictures, drawings, or any other visual portrayal that strikes the imagination. A series of "prompts" or "representations" are placed along the vine and used as a set of reminders for the storyteller to tell the story sequentially, using the main characters, the main events, and the setting. The prompts or representations help the storyteller to dramatize, as well as to remember the story. The prompts also support the audience's visual appreciation of the story" (Mckay 5).