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Skipping rope

Skipping rope

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1910-1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood and rope

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr and Mrs Drewitt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Homes Gallery, case 3

This skipping rope belonged to the donor as a child in about 1912. A traditional toy, skipping ropes come in many shapes and sizes and can be used for a range of games. This one was taken to the zoo, where it was damaged by a monkey.

Physical description

Length of thin rope made of four twisted strands. The handles are of unpainted wood which are hollow and threaded through each rope end and held fast by a knot. The handles are not identical. One is cigar shaped although narrower at one end; the other is similar but fatter with the addition of a turned finial end.

Place of Origin

Italy (possibly, made)


1910-1915 (made)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Wood and rope


Length: 205 cm

Object history note

The skipping rope belonged to the donor as a child in Italy. It was damaged by a monkey in the zoo.

Descriptive line

Wood and rope, possibly Italian, about 1912


Wood; Rope




Children & Childhood; Toys & Games


Museum of Childhood

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