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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 cane

37.2 cm length:

0 - Whole; 37.2 cm; aft (open) end

0 - Whole; 3.5 cm; fore (open) end

0 - Whole; 2.9 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, 124. See page 124 for similar pipe from the Wola Valley, figure 105 D.

Paul Sillitoe, Made in Niugini: Technology in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, 'Tobacco pipes', pg. 206-212, London, 1988, 207-210. See pages 218-219 for images of the production of bamboo tobacco pipes and pages 207-210 for description of the cane pipe known in Wola as 'hulumb pay', similar in appearance to this pipe collected in Laiagam.