Canes made of unusual materials

   

Canes made of date palm cluster

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The shaft of this queer cane is made of date palm cluster. Wood and ivory hang down handle. Collar and hight ferrule in brass.

The date palm tree, is very abudant and precious in Africa, and can reach 15–25 m tall. The tree grows where any other plants couldn't live and gives edible fruit. The tree is the benediction of the desert. For facilitating the production of dates the arabic poeple pollinated manually, climb the tree, blown the male pollen onto the female flowers. With assistance to pollination we make sure that the plant will become date.

Palm tree is used for different construction purpose: Date palm leaves are commonly used for making huts, and the palm wood is used for posts and rafters for huts, dried leaf petioles are a source of cellulose pulp, used for walking sticks. From the dried leaf petioles we take the fibre from them are made rope, coarse cloth, and large hats. The feather is utilized to weaving functional items like rope or basket.

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Canes made of unusual materials
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