408 Old Smoking Pipe - Chillum - Cheelum from Nagaland
Smoking Pipe (Chillum / Cheelum format) used by most Naga Tribes.
In the blogs on Nagaland lifestyle on wovensouls.prg, some photos of these being used are available.
Made of animal bone.
Decorative carvings include a human face (that looks noticeably happy & content!!)
Estimated to be from the early 1970s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user.Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections.Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.