Staffs or canes are typically used for protection, or performance. Among the African's, staffs of this kind were generally in the possession of elites or elders.They were meant to be seen in public and admired as works of art while serving to support one as they walked. Being supported by a carved staff also served as metaphor for the staff provided symbolic support as well as physical support.
Staffs were an indicator that its owner was a man of importance and one fully initiated into Baule religion and symbolism. African Walking canes are an essential part of rural African culture and daily life. When one considers how these communities are located in the African bush among many wild and dangerous animals, the cane is essentially used as a protective weapon. They have also taken on symbols of prestige and tokenism.
Many tribal chiefs would use them when presiding over important functions. This is a beautifully carved walking stick that would be a wonderful addition to your home or collection. Shows age, nice patina, but overall in condition. 49" tall 1" wide 10 wide at top AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.
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