From a collection formed in the 1920's-30's comes this rare Native American carved wood smoking pipe. Carved from wood, this pipe was made in three sections, each a solid piece of wood. The bowl section depicts 3 spirit faces coming out of the wood. The receptacle for the tobacco is lined with sheet iron.The middle section has two connecting holes, one for the bowl section and one for the stem. The stem has a center hole that extends to the mouth piece which is offset to the stem. A carving of a dog sits atop the end of the stem. The tips of his ears are chipped and his tail is either gone or intentionally cropped. He has an age crack as do the faces. There are several possible configurations that can be made with this piece and I'm not sure if there is a correct one or not.
One can be used horizontally and another can be used vertically in a manner of some Dutch and German pipes. Very few wood pipes have survived due to the harsh and wet New England climate.Even though there are a number of age cracks in the pipe, it is solid and nothing is on the verge of falling apart. Nothing has been restored or repaired. Most of the pieces in the collection are from the Penobscott and Abnaki tribes of northern New England. A superb piece of vintage Native American folk art. The item "RARE NATIVE AMERICAN CARVED WOOD EFFIGY/FIGURAL SMOKING PIPE-SPIRITS OF THE WOOD" is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2016.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "johneo" and is located in Troy, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada.
England tribe Penobscot,Abnaki,Micmac