Pipes from Ouagadougou
12 July 2022
An interesting group of pipes has been added to the collection this week. They were bought in 1978 by a Dutch engineer in Ouagadougou in Upper Volta. These are common pipes from that area, purchased at the time at the local antique market, the marché des antiguetés. Pictured is one of the specimens made of local clay with kneaded nubs all around, covered with a matte-gloss reddish engobe. With a bowl height of almost nine centimeters, this is the largest pipe in the series. After more than forty years, the pipes have now been handed over to the museum, fortunately with the provenance details.