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African Walking Canes
The African walking cane as a functional product has itís roots dating back from ancient Africa. The canes are carved using symbols of great importance to the artist. Itís therefore common to find animal as well as societal symbols on these canes. Most common animal symbols used are the lion, tiger, elephant and the giraffe ,the symbolic markings other than animals are from the ďAdinkraĒ symbols of the famous Asante tribe of Ghana which were and still are practiced in everyday living as the guiding principles of the society as a whole. The bearer of these African walking canes with a better understanding of itís significance and purpose should be empowered to derive spiritual strength from it.