KAOLIN TRADE, CROSSING OR TAVERN PIPE DISPLAY

KAOLIN TRADE, CROSSING OR TAVERN PIPE DISPLAY
Item# newitem323640618
$14.20
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KAOLIN TRADE, CROSSING OR TAVERN PIPE DISPLAY
THIS IS A CIRCA 1750S KAOLIN TRADE OR TAVERN PIPE DISPLAY. THIS PIPE IS OFTEN CALLED A "CROSSING PIPE". KAOLIN PIPES WERE POPULAR WITH THE INDIANS FROM THE BEGINNING OF EUROPEAN CONTACT (1500'S) IN THE "NEW WORLD" AND CONTINUED WELL INTO THE EARLY 1800'S.

THE KAOLIN PIPE WERE MADE IN AMSTERDAM AND HOLLAND, BROUGHT BY THE ENGLISH. FRENCH AND SPANISH HERE FOR PERSONAL USE AND TRADE. THEY WERE USED FOR TRADE WITH THE NATIVE INDIANS FOR FOOD AND ANIMAL PELTS FOR SENDING BACK TO EUROPE. WHEN THE INDIANS WERE THROUGH USING THEM THEY SEEMED TO BRAKE THE STEM OFF.

IT IS SAID THAT THE INDIAN WHEN FINISH WITH THE PIPE WOULD BREAK IT SO NO ONE ELSE COULD USE IT. THIS PIPE WILL MAKE A NICE ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION OF EUROPEAN OR EARLY HISTORIC INDIAN CONTACT ITEMS.

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