Antique Karen Hill Tribe Tobacco Pipe Burma EAP14


This antique tobacco pipe is from the Karen hill tribe minority of Burma and is one of the most unusual antique pipes we have seen. The bowl is made from a gnarled bamboo base stalk and has been fitted with a bamboo stem. The pipe is in excellent condition and has been mounted on a stand for display.

Availability: In stock

The Karen people are mostly found in Burma and Thailand where they are the largest hill tribe group. They are known to seek harmony within their society and avoid conflict by trusting in the counsel of their elders. Pipes in a variety of styles are made by the Karen.

Length: 18cm, 7 in (pipe only)
Height on stand: 12cm, 4.7 in
Material: bamboo
Period: Early 20th century

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