pipe clay

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pipe clay

[′pīp ‚klā]
(geology)
A mass of fine clay, usually lens-shaped, which forms the surface of bedrock and upon which often rests the gravel of old river beds.
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Every summer at powwows and festivals across the country, hordes of white wannabes appear wearing buckskin and embroidered headbands, brandishing buffalo skulls and Catlinite pipes, eager to participate in sun dances, vision quests and sweat lodge ceremonies.
Many later versions were made from Catlinite, a reddish sedimentary rock that is easier to work with than igneous rock and was used heavily by Native people for the manufacture of pipes bowls.
Waanatan's catlinite pipe bowl is of the typical 'T' shape, in the Plains Indian style, carved with raised rings at the three ends and surrounding the junction of bowl and shaft.
The smoking pipes illustrated are of various kinds, mainly made of catlinite, made for commercial sale or trade.