Pet from the American Indians
29 October 2021
As pipes of the American Indians we know the iconic calumet and the tomahawk with their fixed appearance. However, there are also wondrous inventions, as this recent purchase shows. Made from a light type of wood, a special animal head has been created in a highly stylized way, the eyes of which are accentuated with brass tacks. The red paint, almost expressionistic, also contributes to the wonderful appearance. The inside of the pipe bowl is coated with an anti-burning paste, which makes the soft wood reasonably durable. Pipes like these are not only rare, but they also bring variety to our collection. So, a welcome addition to the museum!