The walking stick was once indispensable to men's formal attire. In 15th century Europe, the walking stick was a richly carved ornamental object and it is thought that the kings of France made them fashionable. They have had a religious function like Moses' staff and have also served as a symbol of authority among tribal peoples. However Novica's wide collection is strictly about personal style.
West African walking sticks depict animals, some of them totems. Those by our Andean and Indian artisans depict animals as well, while our Indonesian craftspeople also portray dragons and mythical creatures. Crafted by hand, a walking stick from Novica makes a unique statement of identity.