Wonderful pipes from Africa
29 March 2013
Some fine and unexpected tobacco pipes from Congo and other countries, made out of wood, stone or bronze. Every tribe displays its own design. Notice the contrast between the square shape of a wooden pipe and the original tusk pipe or rhinoceros pipe from the Bokote. The stone pipe of the Mayombe is again completely different from the carved portrait pipe from the Luba. In South-Africa wood is preferred, sometimes in unusual designs. For the full photo album about these tobacco pipes, see the facebook page of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum of 29 March 2013.