Pioro Manu Tautau (Helicopter pipe)
This “helicopter pipe" was hand-carved in rosewood on the island of Nuku Hiva. Being only 9cm in length - this smoking pipe easily fits in your pocket and flies with you wherever you go.
Fun fact: one of the first Western practices adopted by Marquesans were cultivation and smoking of tobacco. Soon, pipes became valuable objects that, along with tobacco containers made from bamboo or small coconuts, were occasionally buried with their owners. In the past, men and women were not permitted to smoke together. In some circumstances, a woman could not smoke a pipe belonging to a man – while a man could smoke a pipe belonging to a woman. However, in these modern times, that’s not the case anymore. Everyone is free to share and enjoy a good pipe!