mounted on two curved rails
so that it is possible to rock the chair. Rocking chairs are traditionally
made from wood
, but can be made from metal
. They can also be armchairs
placed on rails. Rocking
on a rocking chair
is very relaxing
. You rock by pushing the chair lightly back with your feet.
Much imagery is associated with rocking chairs, such as a grandmother knitting on the front porch or a mother rocking a new-born by the fire. As a rocked cradle soothes a babe, rocking on a rocking chair soothes the rocker. For me, rocking produces a feeling of contentment, timelessness, and well-being.
An offshoot of the rocking chair is the rocking horse, an old-fashioned popular children's toy.