18" Antler Pipe, Navajo made
"The Calument or "Peace Pipe" was brought forth and smoked on momentous occations. It was an integral part of the Indain political life, Intertribal conferences, and treaty negotiations. The "Peace Pipe" was also at the very heart of their religious life. Medicine men used it in ceremonies to heal sickness and to ward off danger and trouble. The pipe style also varied from tribe to tribe. The Indians fashioned them from bone, wood, clay, and a variety of stone materials. But, in one respect all were the same; all were sacramental and were believed to be of divine inspiration. The bowl was the alter. In it was burned the sacred offering, Tobacco."
\Materials: Antler, buckskin, glass, metal, and bone beads, duck feathers, horsehair, arrowhead