A Meerschaum by Tekin

Tekin Gok is a Turkish meerschaum pipe carver, born in 1974. He learned pipe carving from master carver Sevket Gezer as well as from his uncle, the award-winning artisan carver, Salim Sener.

Meerschaum is a German word for a mineral loosely translated as “sea foam” and those found in Eskisehir, central Turkey, where Tekin lives, is of the highest quality – purest and whitest.

Tekin has been carving pipes for more than 25 years and he specializes in floral themes mostly.

Look at the beautiful bowl within a bowl of this masterpiece:

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