Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

  • unknown Plains maker
  • pipe, late 1800s–1968
  • Where object was made: United States
  • stone, wood, cloth, buckskin, fur, feathers, carving, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7 x 3 x 50 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 3/4 x 1 1/8 x 19 5/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1088

This wooden pipe stem is wrapped with leather near the mouthpiece, with strips of leather fringe hanging down. The remainder of the stem is wrapped with a strip of fabric woven of black, red, green and yellow. Either end of the fabric portion is wrapped with a band of fur. The bowl is a light tan stone.