Inuit pipe

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Inuit pipe
made of horn and brass; the stem is made from wood

Donated by Mr and Mrs D. L. Dear
Museum number 1969-116-3

Inuit pipe with wooden stem and horn bowls. The bowl is made partly from a brass 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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