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History Lesson: Canes

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History Lesson: Canes

Starting out as a necessary item for shepherds and traveler, as to keep thieves away or animals in line. Which gradually turned into an accessory of power and strength, before turning into a object symbolizing authority and social prestige. By the Middle Ages, (in what is now Europe), a scepter carried in the right hand was a symbol of royal power, while one in the left hand represented justice. The church also began to use staffs to denote it's higher offices. A crooked staff with a hook held by a bishop was a symbol of his role as Shaped to...

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