Monday, October 22, 2012


Maybe I'm crazy, but I love to find truly old items like this ancient leather dice thrower, or cup. This one could have been made prior to the War for Southern Independence, and for my money is definitely a small treasure. I believe the stitching is by hand - note the irregularity of the stitches. The leather is aged, oily and dirty. One has to wonder about the who, what and where of an item like this. If only it could talk...

I believe I would have added this little treasure to my book if I had had it back when I wrote it.

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