Walking Stick with Tiger Design
Add some class to your 18th or 19th century inspired wardrobe and make a statement with this vintage safari inspired decorative walking cane.
Walking sticks were originally a tool for the shepherd and traveller to protect against thieves and herd animals developed into a symbol for power and strength, and eventually authority and social prestige.
After the 1600s, canes became a fashionable part of men’s daily attire and later replaced the sword as a dress accessory for the gentleman. Canes were carried, not as a walking aid, but as an ornament to indicate the owner's wealth and status. A gentleman would own a number of canes to be used depending on the situation. A gentleman would carry his most highly decorative opulent cane to the theatre but would most likely take a more subdued cane to work.
Canes continued to be a popular fashion accessory until the 1940 after which the umbrella gradually replaced the walking stick in popularity.
This walking stick is carved from eucalyptus wood and stained brown and black and varnished. The shaft of the cane has an art deco motif which has been hand carved. The handle has a carved roaring tiger motif. The cane has a rubber tip on the bottom.
The cane measures 95cm in length
Due to the length of this item shipping cost are slightly higher. The purchase of multiple canes will provide the best value for shipping.
This item is a fashion accessory and not intended for use as a medical device.