Jig Dolls

Recently at the Bath Folk Festival Val Knight took the opportunity to perform with her Jig Dolls. Jig Dolls, if you are not aware, are a type of traditional wooden or metal (tin) toy with loosely jointed legs and arms that can “dance” or jig.

Watch as she performs – something she has been doing since the 1980s.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThzn865R4k

And an earlier clip where she describes how she discovered Jig dolls and began.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDE3NzKVKa0

If you’d like a tutorial on how these dolls work, there is an excellent page on Chris Harvey’s site.