Hand carved walking canes are made from a large variety of woods and are created into several different fascinating designs. Olivewood is a popular choice and can be accented with beech wood for a stunning and individual look. There are many designs available, such as various birds and other animals. These stunning canes are made with such craftsmanship that they are sure to last for generations.
Among the many forms of vernacular folk art, carved canes and walking sticks can be appreciated for both their beauty and their usefulness.
Until recently, little has been written about canes. They have not had the attention given to other American folk art such as weather vanes, quilts, tramp art or samplers. Yet canes have a wide range of functions and a rich diversity of forms, making them far more varied than most other folk art objects.
Today, use of a cane first brings to mind old age or infirmity, but in the 19th century a cane or walking stick was a fashion accessory and much was written about the proper and graceful use of the cane or umbrella while walking in public. The history of the cane and the staff goes back to biblical times, and over the years canes have been used as religious and magical symbols, and as signs of authority or power. In more modern times, even up to the present, avidly collected canes have had handles made by Faberge and Tiffany, as well as those of elegantly carved ivory, jewel-inlaid wood, and intricately fashioned silver. The range of so-called systems canes is likewise very wide: there are ones that were hollowed to hold alcoholic beverages and substances such as tobacco, and ones that contained tools, gadgets of all sorts, and even musical instruments. There is, as well, a large category of canes as weapons.
Clearly one need only cut a tree branch to length and use that as a walking stick or cane. What makes the carved canes "art" is the adornment that people have been compelled to add: incised drawings; carved raised messages commemorating events, places and people; figures or animals forming the handles, or climbing, encircling or entwining the shaft.
With a carved cane you will not only have a useful support when walking or standing but you will have an art piece to be proud of. Think of the possibilities for meeting and greeting people when you have a carved cane accompanying you where ever you go. Looking into purchasing one of these extraordinary pieces is well worth your time and money.
We have a selection of carved canes made in designs that will attract compliments wherever you stroll! Our carved canes are made both for elegance and a supportive walking aid. Enjoy this extra source of balance as you take each step, and enjoy the high quality appearance as well! Our carved canes serve their purpose perfectly.
There is nothing classier than a well made carved walking cane. Just because it is a practical tool which helps support your every step, a carved walking cane can also be stylish! Enjoy the confidence that a person feels in his stride, when a carved walking cane is at his side. Our carved walking cane selection is made from natural woods and has many elegant and sophisticated designs, suitable for all personalities!
Hand carved canes offer cane users an elegant and unique look. These classy canes are made from the most high quality woods. They can be carved into some of the most intricate designs. Animal heads are a popular choice in cane handles as are unique patterns.