This Native American ceremonial pipe, circa 1950, is carved from gray stone and portrays the image and spirit of the eagle. The pipe comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and, therefore, is mostly likely Cherokee in origin. The detailed features of the eagle are amazing and demonstrate the superb craftsmanship of the pipe maker. This artifact is in near mint condition.
From the Six Nations in the northeast, to the Dine in the Southwest, to the Cherokee in the Southeast, to the Salish in the Northwest, to the Cree in the Plains, the pipe has been a symbol of prayer and ceremony to all Native American peoples for thousands of years. It was a physical link between a loving Creator and all of Creation, of which humans have been placed in this world for a period of time, with the hopes of one day returning to the Great Spirit. The pipe is, in fact, the prayer altar of all First Nations peoples.
Remember this vintage Cherokee eagle effigy pipe is a living, sacred object intended for prayer and ceremony. Please purchase it with that intent in mind and spirit.