Friendship poles are an American idea we pinched. They usually attract a lot of attention when put out on display at our shows.
Club members were provided with a piece of lime wood 2 x 2 x 4 inches with a hole drilled down the middle and asked to carve something; anything interesting. We had no idea of the variety of carvings that would be produced. Almost any member can look at a carving in one of our exhibitions and unerringly approach the carver who made it. With the friendship pieces these “normal” subject matter and approach were no guide to the carver.