The total length of this very attractive "2011" Horse Effigy Pipe is 23" long. It is made out of Sacred Catlinite, which is commonly referred to, by many people, as Pipestone. Catlinite has been used for centuries by Native Americans to make important ceremonial pipes and other items. It is a red stone that is believed to have originated from the blood of Native American ancestors.
The particular piece of stone used for this pipe comes from the bottom layer of stone. This layer of stone is the most highly sought after and it is often used for important ceremonial or council pipes.
The pipe bowl measures 5-5/8" long and it is 2-1/8" tall. As you can see on the photo's, special attention was given to the features of the horse. It's ears, eyes, nose, mouth, and main can all be seen in great detail. A saddle is also repressented on the horse.
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