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An African chief smoking a very elaborately carved tobacco-pipe. Process print.
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1 print : halftone ; border 10.2 x 7 cm
An elaborately carved pipe. the bowl is made of burnt clay. a woman is represented holding a bowl on which her lord's pipe rests, typifying the servile position of woman. such pipes are very uncommon; none but chiefs or near relatives are allowed to smoke them. native tobacco when properly cured is fairly good.
Wellcome Library no. 25671i
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