gorgeous handblowed glass walking
" soldiers cane "?
important chips at the bottom tip
length only 60 cm
When men were selected
to become soldiers during the turn of the 20th century, by way of evidence
the families of the 'lotelingen' were given a glass cane.
During the military service of de loteling this was hung in a visible place,
for example above a fireplace or in other visible place in the house.
This served as a notification for the visitors that in this house a man was
fighting at the front or was drafted for his military service by a selection.
This indicated that you had to respectfully and tactfully talk about the
Upon return of the soldier the glass stick was ritually broken.
If the stick remained in one piece this meant that the soldier had died at
However, because this stick was so unique, it was often not broken; only
small pieces were broken off.
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