Special pipes from Angola
12 May 2016
From 12 May until 20 August 2016 Amsterdam Pipe Museum has ”Special pipes from Angola" as an exhibition of objects from our reserves. Local Angolese tribes as the Ovimbudu, Tschokwe and Songo carved pipes out of softwood. To prevent the wood from burning, the inner bowl is covered with sheet metal. Special feature of these tribal pipes are the figural carvings on the stem, such as masks or sitting persons. To get a cool smoke, these wooden bowls were attached to long iron stems. Other tribes used more practical, short stemmed smoking pipes using the same materials.