Splendid Old Vietnam Hmong Hill Tribe Porcelain Smoking Pipe
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Splendid Old Vietnam Hmong Hill Tribe Porcelain Smoking Pipe:
OLD Vietnam Hmong Hill Tribe Porcelain Smoking Pipe
TRADITIONAL FLORAL Design
I got this rare Vietnam Hmong Hill Tribe porcelain smoking pipe with traditional floral design that I acquired during my most recent visit to North Vietnam. This piece is very interesting because it resembles a tomato.Exquisitely handcrafted pipes such as thiswere used by men and women of the Hmong Hill Tribe to smoke locally grown Tobacco and other substances for centuries.However, nowadays such pipes are very rare and difficult to find a procure. If you are a pipe lover, this piece should not be missed. (Note: I have included more info about the Hmong People below).
ATTENTION: THIS PIECE IS INTENDED FOR DECORATIVE PURPOSES ONLY... NOT FOR ACTUAL USE.
Dimensions: Can be seen in photos above.
Materials: Porcelain & Copper
Age: 19th Century
Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by... Buy It Now!
Thanks for your time and consideration... Dobuydon
SHIPPING (PLEASE READ)
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ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR SHIPMENT-I ask that you please email and let me know that you have received the shipment as soon as possible. If you are happy with the item and with the service that I have provided, I ask that you please leave POSITIVE response. I strive to provide 5 STAR products and services...Thanks again for your support…. Dobuydon.Mong (H'Mong) ethnic groupName of ethnic group: Mong (H'Mong, Mong Do, White Mong, Mong Lenh (Variety Mong), Mong Si (Red Mong), Mong Du (Black Mong) and Mong Sua (Man Mong)Population: 787,604 people (Year 1999)Locality: The Mong are concentrated in Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Lai Chau, Son La, Cao Bang and Nghe An provinces.Customs and habits: Each lineage lives within a group setting. The head of the village assumes the common affairs for the lineage. Young Mong men and women are free to choose their partners. Marriages are absolutely forofferden between men and women of the same lineage. Matrimonial life of the Mong is very harmonious and divorce is very rare.Culture: Mong language belongs to the Mong-Dao Group. The Traditional Tet (New Year's Day) of the Mong is organized every December. They refrain from eating green vegetables during the three days of the Tet Holiday. The musical instruments of the Mong include various kinds of "khen" (pan-pipes) and lip organs. After a hard working day and to celebrate spring, the young men and women often play "khen" and lip organs to express their feelings for their partners.Costumes: The Mong make their clothes from linen. Women's attire consists of a skirt, a blouse that opens at the front and has embroidery on the back, an apron to cover the skirt at the front, and leggings.Economy: The Mong live mainly on slash-and-burn cultivation. They also grow rice and corn on terraced fields. Their principal food plants are corn, rice, and rye. Apart from these crops, they also grow medicinal plants and linen plants to supply the fibers for cloth weaving.