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Native American Pipes5 of 17Tomahawk/PipeNative American Handmade  Smoke Pipe
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Posted 2 years ago

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How old is this pipe? It was in my grandmother's collection.
I was told it was a moccasin carved native american antique pipe. Anyone know anything about it?
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  1. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    this is fired pottery, right? that would make it 'constructed', not 'carved'.

    i've never seen one before, but it looks interesting and it does appear to have some age. do you know what part of the world it is from? i'll assume the plains states, but if you know anything at all about it - like how you acquired it, it might help.
  2. smokiana, Yesterday
    Hi there,

    What you have here is a fragment of a pre-Colombian Tarrascan clay pipe from Mexico, dated ca. 500 AD.
    The shape is presumably derived from the mescaline cactus.

    You can see a complete example here: http://pipemuseum.nl/index.php?hm=4&dbm=1&hg1=1&q=1&wmod=dia&sortby=datering_kruis&startnum=48&id=12360

    I hope this helps,

    Arjan de Haan

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