WILCOX STUDIO -- old hand-painted sign on brick building
Saturday, February 18, 2012
APPALACHIAN CLOTHESPIN ROCKER
What fun children in Kentucky schools had putting together a miniature rocking chair made out of clothespins. Some schools in Appalachian Kentucky taught the craft that replicated what children saw everyday on front porches all across the countryside where they lived. Most folks, that I have talked with about the chairs, said they made them in elementary school around the mid 1900s. They seem to all feel it was great making them especially as it gave them a break from their studies.