These unique pipes are handcrafted by Taos Pueblo artist Dean "Little Lake" Johnson, a renowned pipe-maker and craftsman.
The carved stone pipe bowls are created from Minnesota pipestone, various alabasters, soapstones, and basalt. The stems are made from juniper-cedar which offers a unique cedar after taste.
Made to be used, these pipes have also been purchased as art pieces for private collections, and are original works of art that offer a unique smoking experience.
- Peace pipes handcrafted by Dean "Little Lake" Johnson (Taos Pueblo)
- Native American Peace Pipes
- Hand sculpted and crafted
- Minnesota pipestone, various alabasters, soapstones, and basalt the body made of juniper-cedar wood
- Pipe measures 4-3/4” L x 1-1/2” W
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.
Dean "Little Lake" Johnson is a renowned pipe-maker and craftsman who has shown in numerous museums and galleries around the world. For more than 15 years, he has mastered pipemaking with his own unique designs representing a variety of animals and birds sacred to the Native American culture. In 1978 Johnson moved from his home in Southern California to Taos to be closer to his Native roots and heritage.
The pipe ceremony is a sacred ritual for connecting the physical and spiritual worlds. The pipe is considered to transform prayers into physical form. The fire in the pipe is the same fire in the sun, which is seen as the source of life. Natural smoking material connects to the plant world and its roots that go deep into the earth. The smoke is belived to raise prayers into the heavens.
For centuries Native American artists have been creating sculptures and fetishes for sacred and ceremonial use. For the Pueblo people, these were often figurines created from stone, wood, or clay. Sculpture using material like alabaster, limestone, and marble is a relatively new art form for Native artists, first practiced in the second half of the 20th century.
In addition, a growing number of artists are creating beautiful works in glass. In creating their groundbreaking contemporary work, these artists still honor and celebrate their culture by drawing from traditional themes, forms and designs. Many of the most-noted Native American sculptors and glass artists working today have studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.Read our Native American Sculpture and Painting Collector's Guide.
At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes, and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase, and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft.
Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 40 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.