Ceremonial Pipe, Plains Indians, Lakota (Sioux)
Material: Pipestone/Catlinite, T-shaped pipe
Lead inlaid with 4 rings representing the sacred Four Winds
Overall length: 61 cm; height 8 cm; width 3 cm,
Signature: at the bottom of the bowl: Minnetage
Catlinite is mined in the quarries in Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota. It was created by an act of Congress in 1937, and is an area of ethnological, archeological and historical significance that preserves the pipestone quarries in a natural prairie setting.
For centuries American Indians have come to this site to quarry the red pipestone.
According to Native American tradition, the bowl and stem of the pipe should only be joined for smoking. After the ceremony, the bowl should be separated from the stem and they should be stored that way.
CAUTION - Never force the stem into the pipe hole because you will likely break the pipestone.
- Numero totale di oggetti
- Pipa Cerimoniale
- Nome dell'oggetto indigeno
- Lakota, Four Winds Ceremonial Pipe
- Indiani delle pianure
- Nord America
- catlinite, Legno, Pelle, Piombo
- Seconda metà XX secolo
- Buone condizioni
- Venduto con supporto
- 8×3×61 cm