Illustration Daily – Day 125: Hoop and Stick

The hoop and stick has gone out of fashion after being a popular toy since ancient times and across many cultures. There is evidence of the hoop and stick in Ancient China (~1000BCE), Ancient Greece, and in African, and Native American cultures just to name a few. The hoop and stick, also known as hoop-rolling or hoop-trundling was particularly popular around the Victorian era. Though the game of rolling hoops with a stick petered out sometime in the early to mid 20th century, the hoop never really went away. Instead the hoop was repurposed in the form of the Hula Hoop which remains popular today.


Hoop and Stick, 5″x5″, ink and watercolor on illustration board

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