Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Tsalagiyi Detsadanilvgi (Eastern Cherokee) maker
  • pipe, late 1800s–1904
  • Where object was made: Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States
  • stone, wood, leather, metal, fur, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 5 x 55 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 1 15/16 x 21 5/8 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1085

This wooden pipestem has a stone mouthpiece and stone animals (a bird, and a mammal, possibly a wolf) lashed to the pipestem with leather and a metal pipe bowl with a bird head. There is a strip of fur wrapped around the pipe stem between the stone animals.