PIG IN A POKE © relief engraving (ed. 26) image: 6.25 x 4.5 in. $100 (go to "Hi There" for purchase information)

The term “pig in a poke” originated in England and it refers to the purchase of something that is wrapped in a package or bag and not quite what the purchaser thought it was. The word poke refers to a small bag or purse and its French origin is “poque”. Incidentally, the French added “ette”  or “et” to the end of the word to describe a small bag. This is the origin of the word “pocket”.

Back to See What I'm Saying?

Back to Wood Engravings