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Laiagam, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

Tobacco pipe
Place of origin
LaiagamEnga ProvincePapua New Guinea
Cultural origin
Enga people
collected 1963
Media category
Materials used
bamboo, poker work

34.3 cm length:

0 - Whole; 34.3 cm; aft (open) end

0 - Whole; 4 cm; fore (open) end

0 - Whole; 3.7 cm

Gift of Stan Moriarty 1977
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

AC Haddon, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 'Smoking and Tobacco Pipes in New Guinea', pg. 1-278, London, 06 Jun 1946, 213. See page 123 for similar shaped and decorated pipes from the Tari valley and Lake Kutubu.

Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, 'Tobacco pipes', pg. 206-212, London, 1988, 206, 218-219. See pages 206, 218-219 for similar designs and images of the production of bamboo tobacco pipes.

Exhibition history (1)

Loan exhibition of Native art from the private collection previously not displayed of Mr S G Moriarty, Gallery Stephen Kellner, Australia, 15 Sep 1966–06 Oct 1966