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came across these today

my daughter sent me the walking stick photo

a bit different appoach by a guy called John Pupparo on face book i think?

dont know who did the seconf photo

but i just liked it differtent approach for a topper mayby
 

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The cane looks like the type of caving and pait you find in the pacific northwest and Alaska. I like the glasses holder too.
 

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the influence is there of north american alaskan art i think

Supprised thers not more on here with this type of art work it has a strong influence in that part of the world.Its very striking and distinctive .

There is some good walking sticks or canes as you call them with lots of bead work around the shaft and handle very typical of that area as well.

I find the colours a bit in your face but you have to admire the work and ideas that goes into it. and would imagine it would go down well in the tourist area as wall decoration etc Never seen anyone using that type of walking stick..
 

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On our trip two summers ago we spent time on the Olympic peninsula of Washington state. The art work on the stick definitely looks like the totems we saw at several of the local tribes gift shops.
 

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I've long been very impressed with the carving tradition of the Pacific Northwest coast. Actually, all of their arts. A few years ago I revisited the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, which has a spectacular collection. They have a small forest of totem poles, hundreds of masks, entire lodge interiors. Also I visited the Portland, Oregon art museum which has a 2 floors devoted to mostly the art of natives of the Northwest coast.

Alas, walking sticks were hardly represented. I suppose this might be expected from people who mostly took their living from the sea. In Chicago, there was only one, and it was more of a status symbol. They also had several "talking sticks." Portland had 2 walking sticks on display. Because of their fragile nature, the lighting was very dim, but one was striking. The carved wood was black, perhaps w. age, but instead of being painted, it was inlaid with some sort of bluish nacreous material.

There were some carving tools shown. There was a bent, double edge knife. I had acquired one made in the northwest before seeing it in the museum. Very handy, can cut both ways without changing grip. And then there were small awl like chisels. I would suppose the largest work was done with some sort of ax, but if the primary tools were all small bladed hand tools, it would explain why much of the carving is in relief.
 

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I do have a few books on there art , but never followed anything up on it.

I came across this today apparently its gone viral very unusual photo of a weasel attacking a woodpecker it was caught of film . the wood pecker did manage to eascape but such a unusual photo and dout if i will ever see anything like it again . the weasel is on the woodpecker back whilst it tried to eascape from it.

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Reminds me of the fable about the scorpion and the frog. What happens if the weasel does bite the woodpecker?
 

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A few pics. of sticks from rams horn.the last two are made from water buffalo horn and are on there way to america

3rd pic is a leg cleek 4th on a blackthorn shank it was sold for £90 think it was cheap considering the amount of work it takes.

made by a guy in Oterly Yorkshire 4th curly buffalo horn on a blackthorn shank dont see may of these

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Those are great hooks. Thanks for sharing them.
 

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I gotta agree Cobalt 90 pounds is about a $132 U.S. and that does seem awfully cheap for that amount of work and craftsmanship.
 

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A trip to laversham in Norfolk today to get some croquet mallets repaired .A very old village in a conservation area .The council do not allow street signs apart from the name of the street .All the telegraph poles where removed and no advertisement boarding is allowed .Conservation is a high priority and there trying to keep the integrity of these buildings a treasure chest of old buildings , but made the mistake of not taking photos of all the thatched cottages that's abundant all around the town. Some of the buildings looks like if it wasn't for the next building they would fall down.

A few pics to give a idea of the character of the small town

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Great pics. The cars look outa place. I could easily see horse and carriage in those pics!
 

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Cool place. Around me, towns that still have a few buildings from the 1880s at the city center advertise themselves as "historic." The town I live in was founded around 1840, and there are a few houses that still have an adjoining stable, and a few neighborhoods still have brick streets. Otherwise, not much except photos to remind folks of conditions even a hundred years ago.
 

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A picture of our local church Boston stump ( also known as St. Botolphs ) at night in the town center the bells where peeling out rudolpth the red nose reindeer a bit of a treet i think. Its just over 700 years old still looks good

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Thanks for sharing cobalt. Wonderful pictures. I would love to beadle to visit that part of the world. So much history. Thousands of years worth. I read the some for the pilgrims that come over on the Mayflower started the pilgrimage in Boston.
 
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