Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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pipe with stem
  • unknown Ihanktonwan Dakota Oyate (Yankton) maker
  • pipe with stem, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: United States
  • catlinite, wood, leather, beads, carving, painting
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 11 x 4 x 84 cm height at bowl
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 5/16 x 1 9/16 x 33 1/16 in height at bowl
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1087

The wooden pipe stem has cross hatching and burned decorations. Multi-colored beads and light brown synthetic leather fringe are wrapped around the stem near the mouth piece with dark brown leather fringe hanging down. Carved bands, painted in pink, blue, white, and light green are nearer the bowl end. The bowl, joined to the stem, is undecorated red stone, with the bowl 2/3 down the body situated at a right angle to the body.