A Visit: Cricket Cages

I spent one morning visiting a collector of THINGS, and I mean LOTS of things. It was a wee field trip with members of my Textile Art Group and what fun. His house was filled with WONDROUS collections that I swear we all needed drool cups.  I spied this grouping of cricket cages. How often do you see these cages? Of course I should have known pinterest would have a page devoted to them :) Sites on how to clean them, how to make one, and the history behind keeping crickets as pets. Why am I not surprised that they were also used for fighting and gambling.

I think I will stick to enjoying the photo of empty cages, but such an interesting history.


Comments

Debrina said…
Love it! I had no idea the crickets were kept for fighting and gambling?? Is it, originally, an Asian thing? I'll have to do some research because if it did begin here, I am in the right place to look for one!