An Unusual Pipe from Vientiane

Acquired this unusual pipe in Vientiane.

It cost me a princely sum of only US$16/- and is a beautiful piece of art made entirely of bone – complete with carvings on its bowl.

I’m not sure if it was actually made in Laos or in one of the neighboring countries.

I’m also not sure what bone it is made of.

It also comes with a display stand and the pipe now occupies a special place in my living room.

For all you know it could be mass produced tourist kitsch, but I like it.

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