During the 19th century the cane emancipates and liberates. Lions, Dandy, and Cocodès -Young
men wearing in excess, overdrawn and ridiculous apparel -, always seeking originality, bear them
proudly in all in vogue passage, abeting artisan to use unusual materials.
passages had at least one cane's shop. At the beginning of the 19th century, faddish men strolled
throught the passages "Cane in Pocket".
From hippopotamus skin to tortoise shell, from snake
skin to woven wild grass trought the rhino horns, the papier maché and myriad of other
materials all more eccentric and bizarre, here are some examples whitnessing wealth or originality.
Among the gem of the gallery's archives, it was hard to select a thirtieth themes, which makes the
first cycle of virtual exhibition on materials: "Canes made of unusual materials".