Antique Hmong Opium Pipe Laos EAP34

$525.00

From Phongsali, Laos, this distinctive antique opium pipe comprises a bamboo shaft, earthenware smoking bowl, silver alloy binding, a Yunnan half dollar coin (1932) and what appears to be an oval malachite stone. The mouthpiece is made from bone.

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The opium pipe is from the mid 20th century and is in good condition. The pipe has been cleaned and a lacquer applied to the top of the smoking bowl. It has been mounted on a stand for display.

The pipe is from the mid 20th century and is in good condition with no cracks or repairs. The pipe has been cleaned and laquer applied to the upper surface of the smoking bowl. It has been mounted on a stand for display.

The Hmong are a fiercely independent and resourceful minority hill tribe people renowned for their skills in cultivating opium poppies throughout SE Asia.

Characteristics
Length: 34cm, 13.5 in
Height on stand: 13cm, 5 in
Materials: bamboo, clay, silver, 1932 Yunnan coin, malachite
Period: early 20th century

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