Offering Pipe with Catlinite Squared L-Bowl and Stem by Alan Monroe
Lakota pipe carver, Alan Monroe, has been making these small pipes for use as offering gifts. Some people have had a desire to leave pipes as gifts to the Spirits. Typically they are wrapped in a bundle and placed in a tree or some other appropriate place. These pipes are fully functional and would also make very nice gifts or be good for a small personal pipe. The bowl is an L-shape that is squared and has four notches carved on each side of the front. It is made from Catlinite that Alan dug from his pit at the Minnesota quarries. The bowl measures approximately 1.75 x 1.25 inches and are 0.75 inches wide. The stem is made from ash and measures 7 inches long. The overall length when the bowl is joined to the stem is 8.75 inches.