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Pipe

k’u chajáangw “tobacco pipe”
Language: Haida

The carved figures on this Haida pipe include an octopus, a horned animal, and an eagle or thunderbird holding a mask with a human face. No Haida interpretation of this crest imagery was recorded by collector Charles Bulkley, who headed the Canadian section of the Western Union Telegraph project during 1865-67. Bulkley acquired the pipe at a village in the Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia.

Culture: Haida
Region: Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia, Canda
Object Category: Tobacco
Dimensions: Length 21.5cm
Accession Date: n.d.
Source: Charles S. Bulkley (collector)
Museum: National Museum of Natural History
Museum ID Number: E006014