Rebekah Lodge Shepherd's Crook Canes
American. A group of five shepherd's crook canes, three with twisted shafts, one twig cane with metal ferrule and one with remnants of polychrome paint; longest lg. 38 in.
This group of canes is associated with the Rebekah Lodge in French Lick Springs, Indiana. The Daughters of Rebekah are a service organization founded in 1851, originally intended as a female branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The group is named for Rebekah of the Book of Genesis, wife of Isaac, who is noted for her humility and generosity in serving even strangers.
Provenance: Property from the Ted Trotta and Anna Bono Collection of Folk Art Canes, Cortlandt Manor, NY
Wear to end of handle on twig cane.