Vintage Malacca Ladies Riding Whip

This whip has a silver coloured metal handle shaped like the hook of a hunting whip.
This handle has foliate decoration around its base
The long slim shaft of the whip is made of malacca cane which has a good patina.
According to Swaine & Adeney's website " Early in this century, Malacca was referred to as the "King of Canes." Malacca is one species of rattan (Calamus Ascipionum) found on the coast of Sumatra. Rattan palms have long, slender stems, and were perfect for fashioning.
The stem is not round, but has a ridge or spine, often called a "teardrop," running along its length. It is very light-weight, yet strong, with no two specimens being alike. The stem is made up of links with joints or nodes at both ends like bamboo. The bark is strong, with what appears to be a satin, natural gloss or surface glaze.
The whip has its original rawhide keeper.

Dimensions : Length (not including keeper) 26½" (67.5cm)
Handle 2" (5cm)
Keeper 2½" (6.5cm) Weight 54g (2oz)

Ref : whip1256

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