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Swords and Canes

Sultan Scimitar

Turkish Scimitar

Tuareg Scimitar

Dragon Scimitar

Moroccan Scimitar

Egyptian Scimitar



Candle Holder

Overview - Compare all Swords (details below)

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$75 Moroccan Scimitar

$85 Egyptian Scimitar

$85 Turkish Scimitar
(includes leather sheath)

$85 Sultan Scimitar

$95 Dragon Scimitar
(Out of Stock!!)

$185 Tuareg Scimitar

Photo was taken with all swords laying next to each other. Good to compare curveatures and length. Note - the more curved, the lower the center of gravity, the easier it is to balance. Depending on the weight of the handle vs. the tip of the sword, the gravity "middle" of the sword is closer to the center or not - see detail pictures on how they actually balance.

$75 Moroccan Scimitar (Gold,Silver, or Bronze)

$85 Egyptian Scimitar - super detail, in gold only

$85 Turkish Scimitar w/leather sheath

$85 Sultan Scimitar (larger than Turkish; w/o sheath)

$185 Tuareg Scimitar (largest scimitar; w/o sheath)

$95 Scimitar - Dragon Sword Sword 36" (Out of Stock)

$70 Cabaret Sword - Lion Sword 36" SOLD OUT

$15 Gold or silver -foil wrapped Bamboo Cane

A must-have for every folk dancer, this cane is used for the Raks al Assaya (or Cane dance) is of the best quality bamboo, wrapped in choice of gold-foil or silver-foil for the extra spark.

Detail View

Dancer performing an Raks al Assaya
" I do know that cane dancing is an authentic dance type, commonly known as Raks al Assaya. Raks being dance, assaya - cane. It is a feminine variation of the Raks al Tahtib (stick dance) that men in Egypt perform.
The large sticks for the men represented weapons, so the dance is strong and forceful. In direct opposition to this, women dance with delicate canes, with a lighthearted, sassy emphasis. I do believe it is Saiidi in derivation, reflecting in the music rhythm (called Saiidi), as well as the geographical location, the Saiidi port in Egypt."
(Catharae, see pinkgypsy. com article)

$12 "Wooden" spoons (set of 4)

New: Turkish Spoons

Plastic spoons (set of 4) painted to look like wood - plastic because it doesn't break like wood and plays louder than wood, too. Not to mention, they're much cheaper. For the "Kasik Oyunu" or spoon dance.

Candle Holder (set of 2, $35 Brass, $42 Silver)

4" diameter (1/2" more for thumb), 3" height, for 3/4" candle diameter.

Due to the inherit danger of working with open fire, we do not use burning candles for our classes, but we show you how to lit them. We strongly recommend that you familiarize yourself about fire dances, practice with water-filled cups, and always have a means to extinguish fire when practicing or performing with lit fire.

"Serena was known as the dancer with candles. Years ago I thought she picked up the dance in the Greek night clubs she performed in. Yet, recently I asked Rip (her husband) how Serena came to dance with candles. He told me that when they were young they saw a Filipino dancer perform with candles in his hands and balance them on his feet. Rip said to Serena "why don't you try that?" Hence, she became famous for her beautiful candle dance where she would flutter them on her belly. Moreover, I am a Greek folk dancer (and belly dancer) and know that candle dancing is native to Metalini Greece (bordering on Asia Minor--Turkey). This dance is a traditional folk dance performed with candles in ones hands to a Sirto rhythm. The name of the dance means "fire" in Greek. Steps are simple consisting of a step-back crossing step in a triplet pattern.
Moreover, the dancer will turn with this step. Candles are held and spiraled in a circular manner. Also they are brought into the dancer's chest and out to the audience. Sometimes the dancer twists the candles in a figure eight over the head and down to the body (in the same way American belly dancers do!!)."
(Zahraa, pinkgypsy. com article)
  We don't use candles (they don't stay lit). Instead, cotton balls or cut-to-size feminine hygine products are soaked in parrafin wax / candle oil.
She'nez performing Pharonic Candle Dance