Australian Aboriginal pipe early 60s SIZE: 39cm by 3.5cm
This pipe is delicately painted with natural earth pigments andfixatives. It was collected in early 60s. These pipes are often referred to asMaccassan pipes as this is what the Maccassans or Indonesian traders smokedwhen they introduced tobacco Arnhem Landlong before Captian Cook discovered Australia.Such was the culture of the Aboriginals of Arnhem Land,alien influences were absorbed altered, adapted and given purely Aboriginalmeaning. It is the Aboriginal custom toperpetuate important happenings by the ceremonial re enactment of the occasionwith song and dance, and sometimes bark paintings related to the story.As such an important event as the introduction of pipesmoking, songs were composed, and dances developed and for the ceremonialdancing ceremonial pipe was evolved FREIGHT: Thepurchaser is to pay the cost of shipping and handling. This item will be sentby AIRMAIL and the cost to the USA will be $29 Shipping to Europe is approx 20% moreexpensive. All our parcels within Australia and overseas are sent registered or withtracking depending on the most cost effective option.
COMBINEDPOSTAGE: In mostcases we can combine shipping to save on cost. Australia Post calculatespostage in 500gm increments. Their initial minimum charge is high as mostof the cost is absorbed in the registration tracking component, additionalweight is less expensive.
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