Kuba Pipe ~ Light Carved ~ Design One
Story behind the product ~ The art of the Kuba tribe is one of the most highly developed of all African traditions, and significant cultural accomplishments are part of their heritage.
This elaborately carved and ornamented tobacco pipe was not merely a functional smoking implement, but was also a symbol of its owner’s status. The bowl of the pipe has been given the form of a head with exaggerated features accented by planes of smooth carving and textured incisions. As symbols of prestige, Kuba pipes were not stored out of sight when not in use, but rather worn tucked into their owner’s belt, visible for all to see.
Complete one off collectors piece.
Country of origin ~ Democratic Republic of the Congo
Materials ~ Wood
Dimensions ~ 40cm L x 15cm H
All measurements are approximate.
Each piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws, it is a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences.
Note about shipping ~ Freight is not calculated at checkout as we will individually source the best price for your order. Freight quotes are based on volume of stock and destination.