Inuit pipe

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Inuit pipe
made of horn with a brass cross piece fashioned from a cartridge case and stem made from wood

Donated by Mr and Mrs D. L. Dear
Museum number 1969-116-2

Two Inuit pipes; one with wooden stem, both with horn bowls. One has a brass cross piece that has been fashioned from a cartridge case. In the late 19th and early 20th century whalers from Dundee, among other places, visited the Inuit around the Davis Straits. They traded manufactured goods, firearms and ammunition for the skins of Arctic animals. It is quite possible that the cartridge case used here was one used for trade.

Inuit pipe
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