Group of six (6) Southern folk art carved and painted walking sticks or canes. 1st-3rd items: Three carved and painted canes by Gary Hargis (Kentucky, 20th century) one painted and carved cane with painted male head finial, carved shaft, with biblical verse, signed and dated 1995, one red painted cane with animal finial titled "Homeless" with biblical verse, signed and dated 1993, and one animal head painted cane, signed and dated '95. 4th item: Naturalistic carved wood folk art cane with carved bird or eagle with spread wings to the mid- shaft and snake heads to the upper shaft, unsigned. 5th item: Carved and painted folk art cane with a full size black painted alligator to the shaft with smaller alligators carved beneath, signed "W. F. Hale". 6th item: Folk art carved and painted cane, with painted copperhead snake encircling the shaft. All sticks ranging in size from 34" L to 38" L. All 20th century. Provenance: Private Nashville, TN collection. CONDITION: All overall very good condition with light general wear.
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