Maori Tiki Tobacco Pipe

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Description

New Zealand Maori carved wood tiki tobacco pipe circa 1890. The pipe with rauponga decoration to the bowl amongst wheku faced mask motifs with haliotis shell eyes. The lip, bit and stem carved horn with the shank and bowl from carved wood. Probably made by the Te Arawa Maori group.

Lot Notes/Reference: Please see pijpenkabinet.nl for an in depth look at Maori culture with tobacco pipes. For a similar pipe see the British Museum.

Measurements: 15cm Long x 3.5cm Wide x 5cm High

Condition: Very good, untouched original condition missing some shell eyes and char marks to the chamber.