walking stick; ciupaga

Wooden walking stick, with an axe-shaped and engraved head. The wooden shaft has the axe head affixed, and tapers to a point, which is reinforced by a brass sleeve and tip. The shaft is decorated with bands of burnt work, probably produced by applying a flame, with the grain of the wood creating the pattern where it has burnt in more or less deeply.

Along the outside of the top third of the outer edge, a brass strip has been applied, with a scalloped inner edge and a row of brass hoops hanging from the outer edge. The inner side has four metal bands pinned to the shaft.

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