Contributions have gone a little quiet. In addition I'm annoyed because nobody has responded to my November 17 2016, 1:18 AM query in this thread
What's needed is I think a post which will outrage and annoy everybody and hopefully generate some traffic. So here goes! Lisa
I wasn't aware until I started to contribute to this forum that there were different sizes of school canes.
Much may be learnt from this Forum, and not merely about the size of canes. However on the latter topic instructive videos were linked here some 4 years ago, initially by American Way
, which afforded a glimpse into the many sizes and patterns of canes which can be manufactured from rattan, the material traditionally used for school canes.
The TV series 'American Horror Story, Series 2: Asylum' featured crazed Nun Sister Jude (played by Jessica Lange) who favoured corporal punishment in the form of caning for infractions by inmates and staff of the Insane Asylum she ruled with a rod of
rattan. The two videos afford glimpses into Sister Jude's cane cupboard, where rattan canes of diverse (and terrifying) size and style can be seen.
Warning: Note that Sister Jude favoured caning on the bare! In addition if played from the beginning rather than from the start points linked here the videos have violent scenes with sexual content which may offend some people.
and Video Two
For the TV series suitably customised versions of so-called 'Singapore punishment canes and other canes produced by a Florida, US, cane maker catering to the adult fetish and BDSM market were used. The canes are all made from Malaysian rattan.
Warning: The page linked, and the other pages of the cane maker's site, contain some pictures involving partial nudity.
The page dealing with the canes supplied for 'American Horror Story' is here