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Folded Paper Snakes

Folded paper Snakes, packaged and unpackaged

In Antiques of American Childhood, Katharine Morrison McLinton writes
"The Jacks and Snakes were revived in the nineteenth century. The jumping Jack that jumped on a stick when a string was pulled was of Oriental origin. These toys however, were known in Europe and were illustrated in early prints and universally sold by street pedlars. Although the Jack was the most popular there were also monkeys on a stick, dancing skeleton, and numerous animals including deer and horses."
(End of quote)

These snakes are a sort of combination of the old Jumping Jacks, and the Snake in the Box toys.

These delightful little snakes are made of folded paper with a formed plaster head, with string and dowel. Such toys were often sold at the local Faires.

These are not made in our Faire Tyme Shops.

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