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Located on Dickson Street in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas, French Metro Antiques is a mecca for those who have an appreciation for beauty, quality, and authenticity.  We travel to France two times a year to personally select each accessory and piece of furniture that arrives at our door.

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My Father’s Walking Companion

June 24, 2017

For years, my father told me a tale about a mysterious walking stick.  He had seen one on one of his travels in France with my mother thirty years ago, but young marrieds as they were, alas there were no funds for him to obtain one.  These are no ordinary walking sticks though.  The Makhila is a special type of walking stick made in the Basque country in southwestern France and northern Spain, and the authentic ones are made in a single workshop in the village of Larressore, France.  Run by the family Bergara who have been making Makhilas since the eighteenth century, these renowned sticks have become the symbol of the honorable Basque man.  Possibly going as far back...

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