This beautiful Navajo hand crafted Antler Calumet (Peace Pipe) is by Francine Martinez. It has an antiqued finish and is wrapped in buckskin. Feathers are fashioned along the pipe with real horsehair, arrowheads, beading and Dream Catcher. The bowl and bite are made from antler. It includes a Certificate of Authenticity by the artist.
The Calumet or "Peace Pipe" was smoked on momentous occasions. It was an integral part of religion and political lives as well as intertribal conferences and treaty negotiations. Medicine Men used it in ceremonies to heal sickness and to ward off danger and trouble. The pipe styles varied from tribe to tribe and individuals. 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 and in it was burned the sacred offering, Tobacco. Since these pipes are individually handmade using available materials, handle decorations may vary slightly from photo. Calumet is 14" from tip to end, with an 8" long bowl.