Canes and walking sticks made of unusual materials, virtual exhibition at Segas Gallery

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Gallery Segas launches a new virtual exhibition cycle. The first exhibition is dedicated to a little known facet of the world of canes, the unusual materials used to make canes and walking sticks

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The virtual exhibition "Canes and walking sticks made of unusual materials" - is newly launched at the Segas Gallery website. Created by i.S.k.i.v. Ltd from the Segas Gallery archives, this new exhibition opens a virtual cycle dedicated to the materials of which canes and walking sticks are made.

Browsing the exhibition, you will discover that myriads of materials, all more eccentric and bizarre than the other one, were used to make canes and walking sticks, from hippopotamus skin to tortoise shell, from snake skin to woven-wild grass fibres and yarns, or the rhino horn, the papier maché, the wrought iron, the glass, or the cabbage.

We learn as well that in former times, a specialized craftsman who was called "horn flatterer" worked the horns, or as well how the bygone herdsmen were dealing with the horns of their animals to make them better looking, and many other little known facts. Rare walking sticks and antique canes for collecting are Gallery Segas specialty. Walking sticks expert, in Paris from 1975, Gilbert Segas is a history lover and Gallery Segas are an endless source of history, images and documents.

Themes of the exhibition :

  • Famous cabbage Walking stick
  • Canes made of woven wild grass fibres and yarns
  • Canes made of wood washers and paper washers
  • Canes made of date palm cluster
  • Walking sticks made of palm tree and palm stem
  • Canes made of matches marquetry
  • Marquetry and inlaid canes
  • Lacquered canes
  • Mother of pearl adorned canes
  • Postage stamps marquetry shaft
  • Snake skin's walking sticks
  • Cane made of snake spinal column
  • Cane made of hippopotamus skin
  • Canes made of horns
  • Horn washer's walking stick
  • Shark spinal column canes
  • A cane made of human skin and bones
  • Cane made of Narwhal's Horn
  • Wrought iron cane
  • Spiral twist wrought iron cane
  • Glass canes
  • Canes made of glass pearls
  • Celluloid canes
  • Lucite cane signed Degani

Your contact at the Gallery: Mr Gilbert Segas, Tel: +33 (0)1 47 70 89 65
Your contact for the website: Mrs Irene Silberstein, Tel : +44(0)701-702-6816
website: iSkiv Ltd


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