A small reed, mouth opening is at the front while the smoke hole is at the whales dorsal region. Side flippers and a magnificently carved tale grace this remarkable portable sculpture art as some current art/archeological specialists have called these carvings.It is a pipe, the elaborate design and attention to whale detail shouts. This is a special ceremonial artifactrelatively small smoke hole and unusually graceful length and spectacular tail.
Whales were a way of life for many Native American tribes hovering near the ancient Pacific coastline. Elaborate traditions with whale hunting continue to this day throughout the region. Artifact has soil abrasion streaks/discoloration. Bottom has evidence of an identification tag, now work away. Extraction marks inside smoke bowl visible.
The item "PIPE WHALE-EFFIGY, PACIFIC NORTHWEST" is in sale since Friday, September 02, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Erie, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM.