These whips belonged to an artist of the Russian National Circus. They were used in a horse show, and also for targeting and tricks. The braid is unusual, as it is not the 4-seam herringbone pattern but a "checkerboard" braid like on handles, while the handles themselves are just spiralled. The material is rawhide. The whips suffered several damages which were repaired by simply putting some tape around.
Added on: 2003-05-12