Ball & Triangle Game
Game image compliments
of Waaban Aki Crafting
A traditional toy used by Penobscot
children consisted of a stiff piece of birch bark cut into a triangular
shape, with a hole in the center. To one corner of the bark triangle
is attached a string, and a ball is attached to the other end
of the string. The circular hole in the center of the bark triangle
is made only slightly larger than the ball attached to the string.
Children grasp a corner of the triangle opposite the string, toss the
ball into the air, and the object of the game is to get the ball
to drop through the hole in the bark.
Games & Toys Bibliography and Books to Buy On-Line
Games are available from Waaban Aki Crafting; Traditional Toys and Games
© 1994 - Tara Prindle.