Sioux Indians, Plains, United States circa 1920-1930
Catlinite, lead and wood
Total length: 83 cm
Length of stove: 18 ; H. of stove: 10cm
The "L" shaped pipe bowl is made of catlinite inlaid with arrow cartouches, rings and geometric designs in lead.
It is mounted on a wooden pipe carved with two twisted grooves.
The pipe is linked to a ritual practice. Smoking the pipe could be the occasion to commemorate an event, inaugurate a facility or celebrate an important fact. It is said that the smoke went up to the sky where the Great Creator is. The pipes were kept in long bags.
Delevery information :
All items are sent by registered mail, insured.
Rates on request.
Delivery and installation possible.
8 500 €