The Stickball Set With Handmade Ball is a project that I have been working on for some time. I wanted to broaden my horizons in terms of the sticks that I was bending.
I have a long way to go, and I continue to research this game and the people who invented it. These are not perfect, and I will be making new models as my skills progress. Making sticks has always been a way for me to learn about the culture, as well as the craft.
This is a Pre-Order. I will have all items shipped and to your door by January 25th
I can't say when I will turn off the pre-order. I will turn it off when I feel as though I cannot sustain the volume.
Stickball dates back hundreds of years and is an integral part of Choctaw life. The first non-native documentation of the game came from the Jesuit Priest's accounts of the game in the early 1700'ds. These reports likely came from what is now southern Mississippi. For more information on the game, you can contact http://www.choctaw.org.