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 Hmong are a fiercely independent and resourceful minority hill tribe people renowned for their skills in cultivating opium poppies throughout SE Asia.
Length: 32cm, 12.5 in
Height on stand: 11.8cm, 4.6in
Materials: bamboo, black onyx, copper, silver, malachite, quartz
Period: Mid 20th century