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Props & Patterns

The objects used in juggling are called “props” and the movement of the objects is called the juggling “patterns.”

Some of the most common objects that jugglers used during the early days of juggling were balls and rings. Balls were made of acrylic or even glass! The use of fruits was common in the tropical Pacific Islands.

To get more spectacular, early jugglers often implemented flaming torches and knives. In Ireland, there were even laws written to give audience members the right to compensation if they were in anyway harmed by a juggler during their show.

Today, people juggle with anything from bean bag sacks to dogs and chainsaws.