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Ohio Finds: Folk Art Backscratcher

Above: This item was carved from a single piece of wood and is believed to have been created in Ohio during the early 20th century.

Folk art remains one of the strongest segments of the antiques market, and the diverse field ranges from artwork to furniture. Sometimes the object is a matter of a creative mind meeting a personal need. That is the case with this backscratcher made from a single piece of pine and carved in the form of a hand on one end with two ball-in-cage whimseys and a ring through a loop on the other.

Check out this month's FULL column featuring Fascinating Objects from Our Past.

Originally published in the MAR/APRIL 2023 issue of Ohio Magazine.

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