Stages in the manufacture of shell hair pipes
    [a] Unworked Strombus gigas.
    [b] Section of lip broken off.
    [c] Pipe roughly blocked out.
    [d] Drilled, partially shaped hair pipe.
    [e] Long hair pipe shaped but unpolished.
    [f] Polished and completed short hair pipe.

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Smithsonian Institution Libraries Electronic Edition 1996 of
John C. Ewers, "Hair Pipes in Plains Indian Adornment"

Originally published as Anthropological Papers, No. 50, 1957
Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 164