Pipe, Hawaiian Islands
Lot 59
Rare Pipe, Hawaiian Islands
Sold for US$ 562 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rare Pipe, Hawaiian Islands
ipu paka
Wood, probably kauila
length 4 1/2in (11.4cm)

Emma Nakuina (1847-1929), first curator of the Hawaiian National Museum, forerunner to the Bishop Museum
Thence by descent

According to Kaeppler (2010: p. 373), "Tobacco was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands with the first Western contact in the eighteenth century, and became extremely popular with the islanders. Early island resident Don Marin grew Hawai'i's first tobacco crop in 1813; by 1850 it was so popular that it was reported growing wild throughout the islands."
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