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If you were to ask any seasoned collector of Danish pipes to list the most prominent carvers currently working in Denmark today, Manduela Riger-Kusk would certainly be among that lot. She came into pipe making the old way, through a traditional apprenticeship with the legendary Poul Ilsted and employment at Pipe-Dan, not to mention the twenty-plus years she's now spent crafting pipes under her own name. Today she makes some of the most distinctive and intriguing pieces on the market — singular in both their Danish neoclassical shaping, and bold color palettes. That's not to mention her uncanny skill at creating perfectly detailed and proportioned, very, very small pipes, something she does mainly for herself, but also occasionally for special commissions.