pipe (narcotics & intoxicants: smoking)

A wooden pipe with lead inlay and a bowl lined with iron. The pipe has a long, narrow stem that widens to form a mouthpiece. The bowl is at a 45 degree angle to the stem. The bowl is formed of a circle with cut out sections that leads up to a bulbous bowl. The bowl has lead inlaid as decoration.

This tobacco smoking-pipe is carved out of a single piece of wood. The pipe appears to be missing its separable mouthpiece, which would have been inserted into the flanged end of the pipe-stem. Having had direct contact with its owner’s body, and therefore containing something of their spiritual essence, the mouthpiece would not have been parted with easily. Reference: Shaw, E.M, 1938, 221-251.

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