Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Jack's Outback Rendezvous #8 Jack's Outback Rendezvous #8

Indian Clubs, circa 1920. Everyone thinks these clubs have something to do with Native Americans, but similar implements were used in India as fighting clubs. They also look like some kind of bowling pin. Jack has heard (and is not sure of the validity of the statement), that these clubs were used in an Olympic sport at one time. They were used in sort of a gymnastic/dance that was judged for form and accuracy of movement as the participant would do a “program” of swirling the clubs in an artistic expression. Spaulding produced this particular club. These clubs have become a folk art collectable and sometimes are even painted with country scenes or symbols like the American Flag.
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