Details: Olive wood pipe -set from a approx. 5oo year old olive tree,cut and dried for 5 more years at my workshop, mouthpiece hand-cut ebonit,pipe cleaner passes easily,widely Visected draw at the bit for easy airflow.This set was conceived in regard to the timeless design an architecture of old Egypt .
The Tampers subtly implemented cobra shape was conceived in regard to the Pharaohs royal symbols. Made from Ebony and Olivewood,firmly tenoned and glued together.
The pipe-stand is a combination of straight and curved lines that are composed in regard to the architecture of Egyptian temples.
Solar phenomena at the great temple of Abu Simbel
It is believed that the axis of the temple is positioned by the ancient Egyptian architects in such a way that on October 22 and February 22, the rays of the sun penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the 4 enormous sculptures on the back wall 60 meters away from the entrance.People gather at Abu Simbel to witness this remarkable sight, on October 21 and February 21 due to the relocation of the temple in 1959.
This pipe is carved from a central knot of dry olive-wood.The grain opened up in its full symmetry at the front of the bowl. The shape features a spherical entrance in order to allow a play of light& shadow.
You can observe on the photo bellow that the inner rim of the bowl and the outer rim align with the rim of the shank . When a ray of light goes through the opening under the right angle ,there will appear a clear uninterrupted sphere that lights up the inner part of the shank.The alignment of the three spherical rims stands also for phases of the moon .The tobacco offerings we smoke within our pipes also undergo three phases of transformation :From the firm consistence of a dried plant packed in the bowl it transforms by means of fire and heat into a humid smoke freeing so its essential oils to our enjoyment .I like to remind myself that smoking a pipe has also a metaphysical side to it.
When a light is directed from the shank-sided part through the opening you can observe the shadow of a cobra displayed on the background behind the pipe.It is just one of the features i was inclined to project within the design of this pipe.
Pipe detail approx.
A – 45 mm
B – 69 mm
C – 140 mm
D – 21 mm
E – 46 mm
weight –74 gram
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