opium pipe

An opium pipe with a long stem formed of a length of bamboo with a black painted pattern that repeats itself. The mouth piece is hexagonal over the bamboo and then tapers before broadening out again to form a rounded tip. The bowl has a round, straight stem connection and it turns 90 degrees up and broadens into a shallow hemisphere.

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