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Object description

  • Sioux artist
  • Pipe, before 1945
  • Catlinite, wood, quill, horsehair
  • Great Plains, United States
  • L: 45 1/2 in, W: 2 in, D: 4 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. Edward S. Moseley, 1979
  • E28544


This is a catlinite stone pipe with a wooden stem. The pipe bowl is carved out of catlinite with a protrusion above the pipe insert. The front of the pipe insert extends slightly beyond the bowl. The long and flat pipe stem is made out of wood and has wrappings of braided quills in colors of black, white, and yellow. Horse hair is attached to the stem with animal sinew. The upper surface of the stem is decorated with incised decorative designs.