14 December 2016
In an article written this month entitled The medicinal pipe of the Maasai, rite or rubbish? Don Duco discusses a remarkable acquisition of the Pijpenkabinet. It is a bone pipet that is said to have been used by medicine-men of the African Maasai tribe,a nomadic tribe who live near Lake Victoria. Read the article and form your own opinion non this remarkable object. The semi smoking pipe bought by our museum will be kept as evidence of this special form of tourist art. It will be the start of exposing other local smoking pipes as items for tourists and that way get a better image of the world wide culture of pipe smoking.