A very primitive Australian Aboriginal smoking pipe that we think is probably from Arnhem Land dating to early 1900's or prior. The Pipe has been hand carved and measures 22 1/2" in length with a diameter of from 1 1/4" to 1 1/2". A Museum Quality great collectors piece. Arnhem Land is one of the five regions of the Northern Territory of Australia. It is located in the north-eastern corner of the territory and is around 500 km (310 mi) from the territory capital Darwin. The region has an area of 97,000 km2 (37,000 square miles), which also covers the area of Kakadu National Park, and a population of 16,230. In 1623, Dutch East India Company captain William van Colster sailed into the Gulf of Carpentaria and Cape Arnhem is named after his ship, the Arnhem, which itself was named after the city of Arnhem in the Netherlands. The area has an estimated population of 16,000, of whom 12,000 are Yolngu, the traditional owners.
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