pipeclay


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pipeclay

a fine white pure clay, used in the manufacture of tobacco pipes and pottery and for whitening leather and similar materials
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Among the finds described are brooches, pipeclay figurines, copper alloy, marine mollusk shells, and human remains.
* Mallacoota: Malloketer mittung, after 'marloo' meaning 'white pipeclay'.
Each man has decorated himself with white pipeclay in a distinctive pattern; some have gone to more trouble than others.
The aborigines of the Australian continent appear to have been in the habit of painting on a similar material; unfortunately, owing to the perishable nature of the bark and to the pigment used, commonly pipeclay, being easily defaced, few of these illustrations have been saved.
Prior to the Reformation, the Church, with its sculptural repertoire of Gothic tracery, devotional figures and carved wooden altarpieces, formed the primary iconographic influence on earthenware stoves and miniature pipeclay statuary that was imported into England from western and northern Germany.
(Pipeclay, Newsletter of the Naval and Military Club, Melbourne, October 2000).