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Embossed Silver Alloy Tribal Opium Pipe

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Pre 1980: Item # 803134

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An interesting piece that evokes hilltribe elders and smoky fires in the mountains of the Golden Triangle, this pipe is made of seven sections fitted together over a wood shaft to form a long tube. The wood ball on the end fits over the shaft that runs down the center of the metal tube. Embossed designs of an exotic bird and foliage cover the tube, made of an alloy with silver content. The mechanics of usage or whether the pipe is usable is a mystery to us. We acquired it as part of a purchase of hilltribe jewelry. The metalwork is handsome and in good condition. Dimensions: length 15” (38 cm).