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This is a very fine old wood and terracotta clay pipe from the Makonde peoples of Tanzania, Africa. Crafted into a anthropomorphic form and featuring a clay bowl and wooden body, with a water chamber and a bamboo reed stem. note the fine incised designs and strap handle. Among the Makonde people these ‘Nyangwa water pipes’ were not just meant for use but were rather objects of prestige. They were only owned by village chiefs or priests and are therefore rare. Museum style mount. The pipe itself measures 10 x 7 inches. Shipping weight 5 lbs


Eroded edge of pipe bowl on one side, otherwise intact.

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Old Makonde Nyangwa Smoking Pipe, Tanzania

Estimate $700 - $800
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