Human beings have made use of the unusual natural properties of clay since time immemorial; weave a basket from vines or grass and apply a clay lining along the inside, and you have a form of water-bucket that has been used by countless stone-age societies. Shape, carve, and etch it into the likeness of a god, animal, or ancestor, and you have one of the earliest mediums of three-dimensional art. Process it into a softer, homogenous consistency, roll it, bore out a chamber, insert a length of wire, allow it to dry a day or two, clamp it into a brass or iron mold, dry it some more, then fire it in a kiln, and the result is something which served as the quintessential smoking instrument of Western civilization from the 1600s up until the popularization of briar some two-hundred-odd years later.
Note: While all of our other pipes are photographed individually, these are not, and you may expect some reasonable, minor degree of cosmetic variation between the example we've photographed and the pipe you received.
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Our website is always open and you can place an order at any time. Phone/office hours are 9am-7pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) Monday-Friday and 10am-5pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) on Saturdays. Our Little River, SC showroom is open 10am-7pm US/Eastern (GMT -5:00) Monday-Sunday.
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