29 September 2020
It is not often that a museum visitor comes to our museum and offers a pipe as a gift. Today we got a visit from a lady living in Amsterdam-Buitenveldert. She resided in Iran for a period in the late 1960s. In addition to all kinds of jewelry, she owned an antique pipe, which she came to show. It is a typical Persian utility pipe, but one with an evident age. The long wooden stem is octagonal with two bands in subtle chip carving work. The object was bought on the antique market in Tehran at the time. She generously offered the pipe to our collection. A special donation because tribal pipes with a considerable age are not easy to find nowadays.