Sacred Red Pipestone was the medium of choice for this wolf pipe. This type of stone stands up to heat extremely well, so it’s the perfect material to use for ceremonial pipes. This stone comes from the quarries at the Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone, MN. Hand tools are used to quarry the stone, just as it was done 100’s of years ago. Native Americans who are enrolled in a Federally recognized tribe can apply for a permit which then allows them to quarry.
Sacred Pipestone is the most sought after carving stone to use for ceremonial pipes.
This wolf pipe bowl measures app 6″ long and it is app 3-1/2″ tall.
Darwin Wallenburg is the pipemaker who crafted this pipe. Darwin learned at a young age to make pipes alongside Little Feather.
If you’d like to see a lot of effigy pipes crafted by Darwin, check out the Ceremonial Pipes album on the Lakota Creations Facebook Page.