African ceramic pipes
7 March 2013
Ceramic is the ideal material for making a smoking pipe. Easy to shape and inflammable. As in Europe, the African tribes are aware of the quality of a ceramic pipe. This selection shows some examples out of red baking clay, sometimes decorated with a contrasting slib, others being black backed. Every tribe has its own symbols and designs. Enjoy some of the representative examples from the collection of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum. For the full photo album, see the facebook page of APM of 7 March 2013.