Pre-Columbian smoking pipes
5 February 2013
A selection of the rich collection of tobacco pipes from pre-Columbian cultures. In Meso-America most pipes were made in ceramic. Clay is easy to form, the baking techniques were well-developed and the result is fire resisting. The use of slip resulted in a contrasting color. Rare pieces however are carved out of stone, such as the unique penis pipe from the Jalisco culture. For the full photo album see the facebook page of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum of 5 February 2013.