|Place||Africa: South Africa|
|Physical description||Ivory, Wood|
|Place made||South Africa|
South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Walking stick carved by a Boer prisoner of war
Wooden walking stick. Around the top of the shaft is carved 'BY A PRISONER. OF. WAR / GREAT BOER WAR / 1902'. The knob handle has broken off from the shaft and is inlaid with ivory in horizontal and vertical stripes, together with two horizontal stripes of ebony.
This walking stick was made by a South African (Boer) prisoner of war in 1902. It was was purchased by a British soldier serving in South Africa and is an example of the type of items made by prisoners to sell, or exchange for goods.