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Hello all started making canes and sticks a few years back and this is my first conservation job.
I am conserving this 2 or 3 generation old cane for a customer.
It's carved and bent from a single peace of wood, the two 1/8th inch strips spiral all the way to the tip.
Possibly native American she is not sure how far back this has been passed down from .
Has any one come across this style before or know of a time frame
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ps. the tip ferule is a part of a light bulb socket
 

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By no means an expert, but if I had to guess, I'd say late 19th-early 20th century. Looks more like American folk art than Native American to me.

Best place to get an expert opinion would be an auction house which handles a lot of canes.
 

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I was checking through a few cane books I have and it could be Native American after all. This is a picture from the book showing a very similar style cane (but not as nicely done) as the one you are working on. Plus a pic of the description.
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