Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Ipili-Payala peoples
  • pipe, late 1800s–1967
  • Where object was made: Lagaip, Papua New Guinea
  • bamboo, burning, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 41 x 3 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 16 1/8 x 1 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4057
Label Text

The bamboo pipe is open at one end and closed at the other with the natural septum. There is a small hole in the side at the closed end. It is decorated with bands of burned triangles or hourglass shapes. There are bands of incised diagonal lines between.