The Raggedy Man is a percussion instrument used in folk music to tap out rhythms, often played with old-time string band music. More common names for this unique instrument are "Limberjack", "Ricki-tick" or "Dancing Dan". The realistic dancing motions produced by this little man are remakably similar to the actual "buck-dance", a pre-cursor to "clogging", both of which are popular dance styles in the Appalachian region. Because it is so easy to play, this little toy is a perfect "first instrument" for anyone wishing to be involved in folk music.
Timmy's "Raggedy Man" was made by Tad Wright in Horse Shoe, North Carolina. You can purchase one of these instruments from the store.