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Lakota Catlinite (Pipestone) Small Eagle Tamper
Alan Monroe, Oglala Lakota

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Authentic  Native American catlinite pipestone eagle pipe tamper by Lakota Alan Monroe  

CT66A - $80    

Authentic  Native American catlinite pipestone eagle pipe tamper by Lakota Alan Monroe  

CT66B - $80    
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Authentic  Native American catlinite pipestone eagle pipe tamper by Lakota Alan Monroe

Authentic  Native American catlinite pipestone eagle pipe tamper by Lakota Alan Monroe

Authentic  Native American catlinite pipestone eagle pipe tamper by Lakota Alan Monroe

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  • Approximately 4 1/2" x 1"
  • Buckskin laces with brass beads, glass crow beads and copper cones
  • Stone is polished and finished with beeswax
  • Signed by the artist
  • Certificate of Authenticity available upon request

Paula says - "These tampers were handmade by fifth generation Lakota pipe maker Alan Monroe of solid sacred catlinite from Alan's own mine at Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone Minnesota. The stone eagles have been buffed and polished to a high gloss with beeswax."

Authentic  Native American catlinite pipestone eagle pipe tamper by Lakota Alan Monroe

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EAGLE - The eagle is a symbol of power, healing and wisdom. The eagle represents enlightenment reached through inner work, understanding and reclaiming our personal power. Tenacity, clear vision and patience, living in balance with Spirit and Earth. Eagle connects one with Great Spirit, the Great Mystery, opening the soul to greater healing. It tells you that the universe is giving you the opportunity to fly above your life's worldly levels, or above the shadow of past realities, granting yourself permission to be free in order to reach all the joy that your heart desires and Spirit requires.

Pipe Tampers - There are a number of different pipe tools that can be used depending on the smoking mixture. These include the pick and the tamper. A pick stirs up the smoking mixture, giving it more air so it will burn more readily and quickly. It can also be used to clean the pipe bowl. A tamper packs the smoking mixture down so it burns more evenly and more slowly.

As far as Native American pipe tools, the pick was traditionally a pointed wooden stick used to clean the pipe bowl and stir the herbs and grasses. After tobacco was introduced, tampers were made to press the tobacco tightly in the bowl so it would burn slower and stay lit.

Alan Monroe, Lakota artist began making catlinite tampers about 20 years ago. They are made of solid sacred catlinite from Alan's own mine at Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone Minnesota. The stone has been buffed and polished to a high gloss with beeswax.

They range in style from simple to very ornate. Small to quite large and heavy. Plain or in the image of an animal effigy. Each tamper has a hole drilled in it so that a leather thong, feather, horsehair or other adornment can be attached to the tamper. We offer tampers with a simple buckskin lace and glass crow beads but these can easily be embellished or removed to make the tamper reflect your unique personality.

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