"Ancient Folk Art Cane In Monoxyle Late 19th Century"
Monoxyle folk art cane in spiky spotted wood, finely carved pommel representing a man's head with a long beard, wearing a chechia, opaline eyes, original metal ferrule. Most probably French work from the late 19th century. Total length of the cane 89 cm. History: The chechia (Arabic: شاشية) is a male headgear worn by many Muslim peoples. She is the national headgear of Tunisia. Cousin of the European beret, chechia is originally a cap in the shape of a vermilion red cap in Tunisia, in eastern Libya and in the Benghazi region (where it is called "chenna") 1, or black in the rest of Libya. Until the 19th century, it was often surrounded by a turban. It is undoubtedly from there that comes the French word chèche which indicates the touham litham. The chechia, which is flexible, should not be confused with the fez (also called "chéchia stambouli" 2 or "chéchia megidi" 3) which is rigid, conical and top form. The word chéchia also indicates a long flexible cap, adopted by certain French colonial troops, in particular the Zouaves, the tirailleurs and the spahis of European origin.