To the Native American tribes of the East the tobacco plant was of great importance because they used it in many facets of everyday life. They readily carried it with them in pouches as an accepted trade item, smoked it in peace pipes for ceremonies or more practically to seal a potential bargain. They smoked it in all stages of life, from early childhood on. It was considered a gift from their Creator, believing the smoke actually carried one's thoughts and prayers to heaven.
In a sculptural ode to the American tobacco leaf, Ardor presents us with a really muscular, stocky, and generously proportioned bent Dublin. Given some of that unmistakable Ardor flair, this piece is flawlessly rusticated in a lighthearted golden tan stain, the underside and lower bowl exquisitely carved with its namesake growing out from the transition.