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Posted 6 years ago


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I have a pipe that I bought at an auction. The auctioneer knew nothing about the piece.
1. The shaft (pipe) and the mouth piece are made of wood
2. The shaft is covered in snake skin
3. The bowl is made of brass.
4. The animal figure heads are made of primative brass
a. There's two animals depicted (not sure what they are)

I was looking to see if anyone knows what Native American Tribe could have made this unique pipe.

Thank you
Balsam Lake WI

Mystery Solved


  1. mmm, 6 years ago

    I have got the exact same one, didi you find out anything about it?

  2. EJ Smith, 6 years ago
    I have a very similar pipe, but the straps holding the figures are wood. Also, the bowl is ivory or bone.
  3. EJ Smith, 6 years ago
    Got the answer. This pipe is from Africa. Probably a shamans pipe. Mid 20th Century. Animal heads are water buffalo, and eland. Senufo or Cameroon.
  4. chevybrat, 6 years ago
    hi i have been trying to find info on this pipe as well.
    i also have one
    how much did u pay for yours?
    mine was a gift and i really like it.. not one for art but this is such an unique piece...
  5. woollybear, 4 years ago
    My jaw dropped when i saw this, "That's Bill's pipe!"
    i had no idea there were LOTS of them.
    Yep, it's from Africa. i knew a guy who had one and that's where he got it.
    With multiple reports of them, likely a trade item.
    They're really very spectacular pieces.

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