pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

A pipe carved from a single piece of wood that is decorated with poker work. The front of the bowl is carved and decorated to resemble a human head and face with a large, pointed nose. The head has protruding ears, through which are earrings made of brown and yellow thread and red hair. On the tapering stem, is a tiger, whose tail attaches to the bowl. Around the tip of the pipe stem, is plaited plant fibre.

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