Thursday, August 21, 2008

Juggling Life

Antique juggling pins/indian clubs have become a popular folk art collectible as of late. It's easy to see why: Their tall forms are graceful and elegant, yet folksy as they come.

It boggles the mind to think that these pins were once THE latest in exercise equipment. I suspect that more than one user was knocked out cold when a dropped pin clunked on his head.

Pins can be displayed happily in duos or even trios, as this threesome from Louwer's Antiques proves:

This weathered pair is up for grabs (no pun intended) on ebay:

. . . and presenting the Rolls-Royce of Indian Clubs, this luxury set from The Country Squire:

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